Homecoming Parade and Halloween Celebrations

Homecoming will kick off for ISU in Ames on October 23 with the revival of a Homecoming parade. Allison Pits and Abby Steurtser, members of the Iowa State Alumni Leadership Council, which proposed and organized the parade, tell us the parade route and how they are planning an inclusive event aimed at connecting diverse groups, and taking care to bring in students who are outside of the Greek system, and the Ames towns people.

Jeff Johnson, President and CEO of the ISU Alumni Association, describes the origins of the Alumni Association and Homecoming.

Dr. Michael Galemo, ISU Chairman of Music & Theater and DiIrector of ISU Bands, describes the culture and activities of the ISU Alumni Band, a hotbed of memories, fun, friendship, and support for the Varsity band.

KHOI's own radio host and reporter B.J. Kearns shares her memories as a female members of the ISU "All Male Band" along with 90-year-old Lorna Wilhelm Livingston. Lorna is the oldest member of the ISU Alumni Band and she tell a vivid story of prejudice and rebellion as a woman in the "All Male Band."

Shara Bradley, from Community Housing Initiative, a statewide non-profit organization that restores housing units and rents them to people on fixed or low incomes, invited all in Ames to the "Trunk or Treat" celebration in their parking lot, at the Eastern dead-end of 7th Street, October 27 at 5:00 PM. Decorate your car and bring healthy but tasty treats or games for the kids.

Storyteller and entertainer Reid Miller shares a Ghost Story for Halloween. He will be holding Halloween Storytelling Campfire at McFarland Park on October 30 at 6:00 PM. Bring a warm blanket and prepare to sit around the fire to hear stories. Hosted by Story County Conservation. (Link includes directions to McFarland Park)

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