USU’S marquee Homecoming events set for this weekend

Utah State University Homecoming events are already underway this week and USU Alumni Director Kim Larson said planning for this week’s activities started almost a year ago.

Many of the week’s marquee events are scheduled for the weekend, including the Aggie Family Reunion on Friday from 6-8 p.m. in Historic Downtown Logan at 199 North Main Street. Admission is free.

”And we’re going to have close to 30 different vendors between food trucks and different activities for people,” Larson explained. “It’s what I really see as kind of the full cycle of alums where you can come and bring your kids. It’s available for students and alumni and I think everyone will enjoy it.

“We’re going to have different performers throughout the night and then we will cap off the night at 8 o’clock. We are going to start a movie sponsored by the (Logan) Downtown Alliance.”

At USU, this is the Year of the Woman and serving as Homecoming dignitaries — and featured during the Saturday morning parade — will be familiar women from the school’s recent past.

”For the Grand Marshals we’re excited to honor the former first ladies of Utah State University: Billie Emert, Phyllis Hall and Joyce Albrecht. Our Alumna of the Year is Becky Andrews and our Young Alumna of the Year is Teresa Foxley.”

Larson said what amounts to the largest True Aggie Night of the year is Friday night at midnight while the Running of the Bulls 5K fun run starts Saturday morning on campus and ends at the Logan Tabernacle at about 10 o’clock, just as the Homecoming Parade will begin.

Saturday’s Homecoming football game against Colorado State kicks off at 5:30 p.m.

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