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Spirit Rally, Parade kick off Welcome Home Family and Friends Weekend

September 26, 2015

Welcome Home Family and Friends Weekend is off to a great start as parents, siblings, relatives, alumnae and loved ones gather on the Stephens campus.

The event started with the first-ever Spirit Rally and Parade on Friday afternoon.

The Stephens Starlets competitive dance team led a crowd in cheers before freshman Paitra Babb, sporting the Stephens Star mascot, led the group on a parade from the residential quad to the President’s Home for a reception. Mortar Board won the parade float competition with their wagon celebrating local women leaders.

Today, there are special presentations on campus before everyone gathers for a campus BBQ and movie back at the President’s Home this evening.

Families are also encouraged to check out "Clybourne Park" at Macklanburg Playhouse at 7:30 p.m.

The College expanded upon its annual family weekend this year to include all members of the Stephens community and family, said Ada Gallup, director of programming and student leadership.

“We wanted this to become a larger celebration of Stephens College,” she said. “It’s off to an amazing start and we’re looking forward to our all-campus gathering this evening.”

Events will conclude on Sunday with a Stars softball double-header at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the American Legion Park in Columbia.

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