2nd Annual Bearcat Fall Community Homecoming

Monday, September 29, 2014
Pam Garner and Noreen Hyslop

The crowds came, the barbeque was hot, the entertainment thrilled, the Color Burst walkers and runners walked and ran, prizes were doled out, and to top it all off, the Bearcats beat the Kennett Indians 35-34. It was a good weekend. The Second Annual Bearcat Fall Community Homecoming was a prime opportunity for the public to come out and spend Friday night taking part in all the Tailgate activities at the Bearcat Event Center and then witness victory on the grid iron. Proceeds from rented booth space on the BEC grounds and other pre-game activities benefited the Regional healthcare Foundation's Scholarship Fund. Firday night game attendees included the DHS class of 1964, who elected the Homecoming weekend to gather and celebrate their 50th class reunion. The group was recognized during pre-game activities. Saturday morning it was time to run. The Color Burst Run, benefiting Dexter High School's Project Prom, commenced at 9 a.m. from First National Bank. More than 100 runners/walkers wound their way around town, downtown, and back to the bank, splashed with ample pastel colors along the route. Saturday night it was time for Crusin'. The downtown area was closed to traffic to allow the public to view 71 different muscle cars, street rods, antique cars, classic and special interest cars and trucks. It was the first time for the Crusin' event and was deemed by organizer Pam Garner to be a smashing success. The Cruisin' activities were sponsored by the Historic Downtown Dexter Association. To preview the Tailgate weekend event, downtown merchants were commissioned by DHS art students to "paint the town" with Bearcats, and winners of that competition were announced on Friday night prior to the ballgame. They will be pictured in Wednesday's Daily Statesman.