Miss Oklahoma Georgia Frazier will serve as the grand marshal of East Central University’s 2015 Homecoming Parade, which is set for Saturday at noon along Main Street in Ada.
The parade is one of many activities on tap for the weekend. Those attending ECU’s Homecoming festivities can keep up-to-date on activities throughout the weekend on the ECU Tiger Homecoming Facebook Page.
Frazier was crowned Miss Oklahoma 2015 in June and was a top-10 finalist for Miss America 2016. She received awards for lifestyle and fitness and interview, besides being recognized for her community service.
“Once Upon a Time in Tigerland” is the theme for this year’s ECU homecoming as various activities have taken place this week with a bulk of the festivities set for Saturday.
Saturday’s day-long festivities, besides the parade, include the 5-kilometer Tiger Run at 8 a.m. at Wintersmith Park in Ada, Golden Tiger Brunch at 9:30 a.m. in the ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center, football game against Arkansas-Monticello at 4 p.m. and alumni social at 8 p.m. at the Oak Hills Country Club in Ada. At least 12 events are scheduled for Saturday.
At halftime of Saturday’s football game, the homecoming court will be presented as the queen and king will be announced. Also, Tom Darter will receive the annual Milam Award as a former ECU football player who has distinguished himself in his chosen career path. Alumni band members will perform the fight song with the current Pride of Tigerland band.
Friday’s big event is the Annual Alumni Golf Tournament at the Oak Hills Golf and Country Club. A hamburger lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. to the participants for free and others for $10. The actual golf competition will begin at 1 p.m.
Following is a list of activities from Thursday-Saturday:
2 p.m. – Soccer: ECU hosts Ouachita Baptist at the Tiger Soccer Field
4 p.m. – Library Spooktacular, Second Floor Atrium of Linscheid Library
7 p.m. – Volleyball: ECU hosts Oklahoma Baptist in Kerr Activities Center
8:30 p.m. – Tiger Frenzy Pep Rally and Bonfire at Koi Ishto Stadium (Norris Field), North Lawn
11:30 a.m. – Golf Tournament Lunch at Oak Hills Golf and Country Club
1 p.m. – Annual Alumni Golf Tournament at the Oak Hills Golf and Country Club
6 p.m. – ECU Tennis Pro-Am Tournament at the Ada High School Tennis Courts
6:30 p.m. – Zombie Survival Dash at Centennial Plaza
8 a.m. – 5k Tiger Run at Wintersmith Park
9:30 a.m. – Golden Tiger Brunch in ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center
10 a.m. – Zeta Tau Alpha Alumni Gathering at ZTA Lounge
10:30 a.m. – Athletic Alumni Meeting in Synergistic Learning Center in the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center
11 a.m. – Soccer: ECU hosts Harding at the Tiger Soccer Field
Noon – Annual Homecoming Parade along Main Street in Ada
1 p.m.-4 p.m. – Tailgating at Alumni Alley (baseball, softball and soccer parking lot)
1:30 p.m. – Alumni Baseball Game at Ken Turner Field
2 p.m. – Band Alumni Meeting at the Kennedy Band Hall of Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center
2 p.m. – Honors Alumni Gathering at Faust Hall, Room 159
4 p.m. – Football: ECU hosts Arkansas-Monticello
Halftime – Alumni Band to perform ECU Fight Song with the Pride of Tigerland
8 p.m. – Alumni Social at the Oak Hills Golf and Country Club