The Office of Alumni Affairs at Alfred State College (ASC) announces plans for its annual reunion, "Bake at the Lake," to be held Friday and Saturday, July 27-28.
Festivities begin on Friday night, July 27, with registration and dorm check-in for those alumni who will be staying on campus in Braddon Hall. From 8 p.m. until midnight, revelers will gather in downtown Alfred--at Alex's and GJ's--to catch up with old friends.
On Saturday, July 28, dorm check-in will resume at Braddon Hall, from 9-11:30 a.m. The campus fitness center in Orvis will be available to reunion visitors, free of charge. A fun run is scheduled from 9-10 a.m. under the direction of ASC's track and field coach Gary Moore,'76, who will lead the pack of energetic alumni on a running tour of the ASC campus and the town.
For those less energetic, a historical walking tour of campus, led by an Admissions tour guide, will visit campus buildings, including classrooms, residence halls, the Orvis Activities Center, and current construction sites. Alumni will are sure to be "wow-ed" by the new townhouse-style residence halls which will welcome students in August.
Another tour (9-11 a.m.), this time of the School of Applied Technology Campus in Wellsville, will allow visitors a view of classroom buildings, renovations, and current building projects.
From 10:30-11:30 a.m., the ASC Alumni Association Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting. Alumni need not be on the board to attend.
A Farm Complex Open House, noon - 3 p.m., will offer tours of the College Farm and outline plans for the new Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture renovations.
Beginning at 11:30 a.m., a free shuttle bus will be available to take alumni and their families to Lake Lodge for the Bake at the Lake barbecue, which will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Passengers will be picked up and discharged in the Huntington Administration Building parking lot.
Activities planned throughout the day, include Bocce ball, a fishing derby (bring your own poles), a nature walk, card games, Frisbee, volleyball, and badminton.
Additionally, a petting zoo with a variety of Alfred State Farm animals is planned. This will be a hands-on experience for people of all ages. From 4 - 8 p.m. there will be live entertainment featuring favorite tunes from the '70s, '80s, and '90s.
Additionally, honored classes will be recognized during the reunion; these include those reunion classes celebrating their 50th (Class of 1957), 25th (Class of 1982), and 10th (Class of 1997) anniversaries.
A complete schedule of events, costs, and registration forms are available online at www.alfredstate.edu , link to Alumni and Friends homepage and click on Reunion 2006 - Bake at the Lake, or call the Alumni Affairs Office at (607) 587-4260.