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LRU's Homecoming Weekend is Friday, October 12, 2018 - Sunday, October 14, 2018.

This webpage will be updated as events are verified. Please contact Leeanne Kale-Hoke if you have additional questions.

Friday, October 12

The 30th Annual Hanley H. Painter Bear Memorial Golf Tournament
Hit the links at Lake Hickory Country Club. For more information, call 828.328.7007

17th Annual Bears Club Gala
The annual gala will take place at Moretz Mills Friday evening. For more information and ticket prices, call 828.328.7007

Homecoming Kickoff at Blowing Rock Draft House
From 7 pm - 9:30 pm., you can meet up with your friends and enjoy complimentary appetizers at the new Blowing Rock Draft House, located in Hollar Mill, 883 Highland Ave SE. Class of 2018, celebrate your “Reunion Zero” with a complimentary beverage! Registration required.

Saturday, October 13

Sports Hall of Fame Breakfast for Members and Inductees
LRU Cafeteria
8:30 am

Homecoming Parade

Don’t miss the annual parade, which starts at 10 am at Stasavich Place.

Dedication of Walk of Honor Bricks and the Class of 2018 Gift
Following the parade, we will celebrate the installation of the 2018 Walk of Honor bricks and the Class of 2018 gift. Located between The Charge and Martin Luther statue

Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony

The 2018 inductees will be honored in this special ceremony at PE Monroe Auditorium at 11 am.

Annual Homecoming Tailgate
Get ready for the football game with tailgate fare, family-friendly games, music and lots of LR spirit! The tailgate, which runs from 11:30 am - 1 pm, will be held under the big tent on McCrorie Practice Field. Registration required.

Homecoming Football Game vs. Limestone
The first Homecoming game under new head coach Drew Cronic will pit the Bears against the Limestone College Saints at Moretz Stadium. Kickoff is at 2 pm. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for those 12 and under.

Shuttles to Oktoberbest in downtown Hickory
Following the game, you can hop a ride to Hickory’s Oktoberfest, filled with live music, amusement rides and food. Registration required. Please note, the shuttle may be cancelled if the interest is low.

Sunday, October 14

The 4th Annual Homecoming Weekend Worship Service
End your weekend with the 11 am worship service at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church.