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Citadel News Service

For release
October 2, 2001

Thousands expected to visit The Citadel
Parents' Weekend Begins Oct. 11


Family members from throughout the country will come to Charleston soon to visit their sons and daughters during the annual Parents Weekend festivities at The Citadel.

While many activities are geared toward cadets and their guests, several events are open to the public:

Thursday, October 11

7 p.m. Volleyball: The Citadel vs. Columbia College, McAlister Field House

Friday, October 12

3:45 p.m. Dress parade, Summerall Field
5 p.m. The Citadel Chorale, Summerall Chapel

7p.m. Soccer vs. College of Charleston, Patriots Point

Saturday, October 13

8:45-10 a.m. The four Citadel barracks and other buildings and facilities will be open to the public. The Citadel Pipe Band will perform in each of the barracks during the visitation period.

9 a.m. Freshman Squad Drill Competition, Law Barracks.

9:30 a.m. Regimental Band concert, Summerall Field.

10-11 a.m. Open House, academic department

11 a.m. Parade in honor of visiting families, Summerall Field

2 p.m. Bulldog football against Furman University kicks off in Johnson Hagood Stadium. The 2002 Summerall Guards, the elite precision drill platoon, will perform during the half-time show.

6 p.m. Volleyball, The Citadel vs. Furman, McAlister Field House


Sunday, October 14
Worship services are the culmination of Parents Weekend.

9 a.m. Protestant (Interdenominational) Worship, Summerall Chapel
10:45 a.m. Roman Catholic Mass, Summerall Chapel

Noon Episcopal Holy Eucharist, St. Albans Chapel

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