Norwayne Alumni & Friends Prepare For 49th Annual Homecoming Weekend

Norwayne Alumni & Friends Prepare For 49th Annual Homecoming Weekend

Norwayne Alumni and Friends will host its Annual Homecoming Banquet on Saturday, September 4, 2021, 6:00 PM at the Maxwell Center, 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, N.C. 27534. Doors will open at 5 PM. The theme for this year is Telling the Norwayne Story.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to come together to catch up with old friends and meet new ones at our annual banquet,” stated Larry Jones, Norwayne Alumni President. “It will be a little different this year as we work on preparing our stories for our upcoming Norwayne Book of stories. This will be a unique way to keep our historical stories alive for generations to come.”

Banquet tickets are $25 for active alumni members and $40.00 for non-members. Tickets can be prepaid by cash app at “$norwaynealumnipay” or purchased by emailing [email protected]. All prepaid tickets can be picked up the night of the event at the Maxwell Center unless other arrangements are made in advance. Masks will be required and vaccinations highly recommended. Contact tracing and temperature checks will be conducted prior to entry. Unfortunately, there will not be an Alumni Dance this year.

Saturday, September 4th will be a full day of activities beginning at 7:00 AM with the 5K Walk/Run for scholarships. The 5K will begin at the Alumni Grounds, 106 E. Norwayne Alumni Way, Fremont, NC. You may sign up for the Walk/Run at Search for Norwayne Alumni & Friends 5K. Entry fee is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. For additional information on the 5K, contact Dr. Torica Fuller at (910) 797-2708.

On Saturday, at 10:00 AM, the parade will begin at Vance Street and Balance Road in Fremont. The points of contacts are Nona Sherrod Fuller at [email protected] and Mike Newsome [email protected] for parade assignments.

On Sunday, September 5th, 11 AM, we will have a Morning Worship at the Alumni Center. Rev. Dorothy Owens, Class of 1961 will give the message. We could not conclude the weekend without giving praise with an inspirational Devotion and Outdoor Praise Concert hosted by the Class of 1981. The Devotion and Outdoor Praise Concert will be held in the St James Church parking lot, 514 Memorial Church Road, Fremont, Sunday, September 5th, beginning at 5:30 PM. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and umbrellas.