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Homecoming, Something for Everyone
It was a special weekend of events as Cumberland University played host to family and friends for Homecoming 2010 on October 1-3.
This year’s Homecoming festivities was a time to reconnect with former classmates, friends, and faculty as well as members of the Lebanon community. There was something for everyone to enjoy – children’s activities, reunions, tailgating, Bulldog Football, alumni baseball game, and two new events - the Dawg Dash 5k Run/Walk and LIVE on the Lawn Homecoming Concert!
Nearly 80 runners participated in the inaugural Dawg Dash 5k Run/Walk that benefited student scholarships.
After the Dawg Dash, everyone tailgated outside of Kirk Field/Lindsey Donnell Stadium prior to the kick-off against Lindsey Wilson College. The bulldogs won the game 23-7. Numerous campus and community organizations setup booths for guests to enjoy games, food, and live music before the game.
The weekend concluded with a concert on Memorial Hall Lawn. Great bands and entertainers performed for the first ever LIVE on the Lawn Concert. The event featured Capitol Nashville Recording Artist Walker Hayes. Other performances included singer/songwriter Jessica Campbell and her band Rye Mouth who recently had a song featured on ABC’s “Ugly Betty”. Chris Burke, who was selected from a contest sponsored by American Songwriter Magazine performed as well as two local bands affiliated with Cumberland students – Flamingo and Sleepy Eyed Fox. LIVE on the Lawn was presented by Cumberland University, American Songwriter Magazine, and WANT Radio.