Homecoming 50 years ago

By Jolie Winemiller ’18, assistant editor

LVC students have always enjoyed the events and activities that are involved with the Homecoming celebration; however, these activities have changed over the last 50 years.

In 1968, the staff of La Vie Collegienne reported that Homecoming had more planned activities than ever before. A dorm decorating contest was held throughout the week and prizes were presented Friday evening.

“The events from Homecoming 50 years ago actually seem like a lot of fun,” Madison Dietz, president of the class of 2020, said. “This year Homecoming will consist of families, inflatables, hot dogs, pom poms, tailgating, and so many more fun activities. As always we look forward to having family and alumni back to have good times.”

Another event held 50 years ago was the float contest, which was open to any organization or class. The floats were wagon-sized and displayed during halftime of the powder-puff football game.

The powder puff football game, one of the most highlighted events, was held in the center of campus on Saturday morning before the LVC football game. The game consisted of two teams: the students and the faculty, who were coached by the President. After the game, there was a pep rally that ended with the crowning of the Homecoming queen.

“I would have absolutely loved to participate in the powder-puff football game,” Dietz said. “Maybe next year we could even bring this idea back!”


Pictured is Homecoming Queen from 1967 Jane Snyder who crowned the 1968 Homecoming Queen Jan Garber.

Photo provided by: La Vie Collegienne Archives