Friday, October 12
9:00 a.m. Homecoming Golf Tournament – The Links at Lake Toccoa. The 18-hole tournament is a two-person Lauderdale format with a shotgun start. Fee includes green fees, cart, golf balls, TFC logo towel and tees, lunch at Ping’s Grill, and prizes. Cost is $40.00 per golfer.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. – On-Site Registration – Office of Advancement. Make this your first stop when you arrive on campus. You will be able to check in for the weekend, pick up your name badge, browse through yearbooks, and more.
2:30 and 3:30 p.m. – Campus Update Tours — meet at Gate Cottage to join your tour guide on a minibus for a trip around campus. Stops will include the Fetterman School of Nursing, Valley Farm, and the Williams Preaching Chapel. Each tour time will include the same route, but seating is limited to 14 passengers each hour.
4:30 p.m. – Minibus Shuttles — if you are attending the Friday evening Homecoming events, we encourage you to take advantage of this service. The shuttles will begin picking up passengers at 4:30 p.m. and have a continuous loop throughout the evening. There will be signs for ‘Shuttle Parking’ in the parking lot behind the gym and beside Grace Chapel. Shuttles will have the following stops: Pavilion for Tailgate Picnic; Soccer field for Men’s Soccer; Hymn Sing and Bonfire; and Sweets & Treats.
5:00-6:30 p.m. – Homecoming Tailgate Picnic – Soccer and Baseball Pavilion. Now in its 13th year, this event has become an annual tradition. Good food for alumni, students, guests, and the entire Toccoa Falls family. We will have a tent set up with tables and chairs for all to enjoy! Cost is $12.00 for adults and $7.00 for children ages 6-10. (ages 5 & under eat free)
7:00 p.m. – Men’s Varsity Soccer Game – TFC vs. Hiwassee College
7:30 p.m. – Hymn Sing and Bonfire – field next to Print Shop. Join Dr. Tom Council, fellow alumni, and students to enjoy a time of fellowship singing hymns of the church. There will be seating available, but feel free to bring along a lawn chair.
8:30 – 10:00 p.m. – TFC Sweets & Treats – tent on field next to Lois DeLany Athletic Center. Join us for this oh so yummy and fun event! We will have candy, kettle corn, root beer and coke floats, boiled peanuts, fried Oreos, and more! You will leave with a happy belly following this sweet time of fellowship.
Saturday, October 13
8:00 a.m. – Homecoming 5K – Gate Cottage. This year is the 26th annual 5K run (or walk) through campus. Cost is $20.00 and includes a t-shirt.
9:00 a.m. – Alumni Breakfast – Lois DeLany Athletic Center. Reunion classes ending in “3” and “8” will be recognized and alumni awards will be presented. Cost is $12.00 for adults and $7.00 for children ages 6-10. (ages 5 & under eat free) There will be coffee available in the lobby beginning at 8:15 a.m., doors open at 8:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – Alumni Soccer Game –This is an opportunity for former, current, and future Screaming Eagles to come together around the game they love. A small-sided soccer tournament will take place with all who are able to attend. Teams will be divided based upon registration.
11:00 a.m. – Tales of Taucoe and the High Falls History Tour – Join TFC Registrar and Archivist Kelly Vickers as he shares stories from our past here at the Falls. From Cherokee lore and legend to the early pioneers, and to the early days of Toccoa Falls College, Kelly will share some vignettes of our great heritage and of the deeper roots of the tree God has planted. The 45 minute tour begins at the Old Power Plant and ends at the Falls.
12:00 p.m. – Picnic at the Pond – across from Gate Cottage. Boxed lunches will include Chick-fil-A sandwiches, waffle chips, cookies, and a drink. Cost is $8.00 per person.
12:30 p.m. – High School/Academy Reunion Luncheon – Gate Cottage Restaurant. Join your fellow high school grads for a delicious lunch buffet followed by an open mic time to reminisce. Cost is $12.00 per person.
1:00 p.m. – Duck Race – Meet at the bridge by Gate Cottage. Come cheer your duck to victory as it races down the creek. Prizes will be awarded. Cost is $1.00 per duck.
2:00-5:00 p.m. – Gathany Museum Open – the museum houses displays of mounted mammals, birds, prehistoric fossils, and more, from Leon and Rachel Gathany’s collections.
2:00-5:00 p.m. – Motorcycle Benefit Ride – Meet in the parking lot behind the Lois DeLany Athletic Center. The ride will be approximately 3 hours of cruising through Northeast Georgia in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stops along the way will highlight some of the natural beauty that we will be riding through. Proceeds from the ride will go towards the development of a student lounge in the Ministry and Leadership Center. Suggested minimum donations are $25.00 per motorcycle although anyone may join the ride. Donors will be entered to win prizes for furthest riders, a riding game, and best-bike, which will be voted on by BBQ participants at the end of the ride.
2:00 p.m. – Women’s Varsity Volleyball Game – Lois DeLany Athletic Center. TFC vs. Hiwassee College. The senior volleyball players will be honored during the match.
2:00 p.m. – Women’s Varsity Soccer Game – TFC vs. Hiwassee College
2:30 p.m. – Hike to Little Falls – meet at the Bell in the center of campus. Current students will join with alumni for a hike to Little Falls.
4:00 p.m. – Alumni vs. Faculty/Staff Softball Game – TFC Baseball Field. Come out to the first ever alumni vs. faculty/staff softball game and cheer on your favorite team.
5:30-8:30 p.m. – Festival on the Field – Tent on field next to Lois DeLany Athletic Center. A BBQ dinner will be served at the tent. There will be inflatables and lawn games for all ages beginning at 5:30 p.m. We will have popcorn and a movie on the big screen beginning at 7:15 p.m. There will be seating available, but feel free to bring along a lawn chair. Cost is $12.00 for adults and $7.00 for children ages 6-10. (ages 5 & under eat free)
6:30 p.m. – Men’s Alumni Basketball Game – Lois DeLany Athletic Center. See our varsity athletes take on former players. Come cheer your team on to victory!
7:00 p.m. – Crowning of Homecoming Queen – halftime of the Men’s Alumni Basketball game
8:30 p.m. – Coffee and Community Fellowship – come to Gate Cottage and enjoy a hot drink, a sweet treat, and see Toccoa Falls in lights. Beginning at 9:15 p.m., we will wrap up the weekend with a community worship time on the lawn across from Gate Cottage.