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Cleveland Easter Egg Hunt

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Team Cleveland and the Cleveland Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce will host an Easter egg hunt in downtown Cleveland on Saturday, April 19th.

The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with breakfast with the Easter Bunny; the Easter Egg hunt will begin at 10:00 a.m.  The event will also feature pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, and more. The event concludes at noon.

The Easter egg hunt is for children 10 and under and their guardians.  The fee to participate is $5 (children under 2 get in free).  Participating Team Cleveland members will sell tickets prior to the event for $4.

For more information, call Lisa Cooley at the Cleveland Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce at (662)843-2712.

Delta State to host Go Green Weekend

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Delta State University is shaping a new student-based tradition with an exciting program called Go Green Weekend, scheduled on campus and in the community April 3-5.

The program is sponsored by Delta State’s Office of Admissions, National Alumni Association, Athletics, Student Government Association, Union Program Council, Sonic and the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce.

Fun will come in all forms as the weekend features the 42nd annual Springfest, Bolivar County Alumni Crawfish Boil & Social, a number of spring sports home games — including a Statesmen football scrimmage — tailgating, entertainment, Junior Day touring for high school juniors, the inaugural Delta Duathlon and more.

Chris Gaines, director of recruiting, said the purpose of the weekend is to encourage current students, alumni, faculty and staff members to unite and show potential students that Delta State is an outstanding university. 

“We want this weekend to be memorable for everyone involved, especially the students,” said Gaines. “This is a unique opportunity because we haven’t had a big spring semester event of this magnitude in the past. It’s a perfect opportunity to get everyone involved.”

Student Government Association President Sydney Hodnett said from a student perspective, Go Green Weekend offers enough variety to appease the entire student body.

“Part of our job with the SGA is to make sure there are fun opportunities available through campus,” said Hodnett. “Go Green Weekend will be packed with awesome festivities and also show potential students what we have to offer.

“We’d like to thank the Union Program Council for their support in organizing and funding activities.”

Events kick off April 3 from 2-6 p.m. with Springfest on the quadrangle. The festival features games, food, music, entertainment and more.

The following day begins with a community cleanup of downtown Cleveland from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lady Statesmen and Statesmen tennis matches start at 1 p.m., followed by tailgating and a sausage and jambalaya cook-off at 3 p.m. Live music and entertainment begins in Statesmen Park at 8 p.m.

Saturday launches at 8 a.m. with the Delta Duathlon, a running and biking race through Cleveland for youth and adults. The inaugural duathlon is organized by the Delta State Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and Recreation Leadership.

The fun continues at the Cleveland Country Club at 8:30 a.m. with the Wyatt Golf Classic, followed by the Lady Statesmen alumni soccer game at 10 a.m. Junior Day meets at the H.L. Nowell Union, also at 10 a.m., and the football scrimmage kicks off at 11 a.m. at Parker Field-McCool Stadium. The Statesmen alumni soccer game begins at noon.

Statesmen Park will be rocking at noon with a big group of events scheduled, including a kids zone, silent auction, Student Organization Fair and a number of other entertainment activities. The cook-off winners will be announced at 2 p.m.

The Lady Statesmen softball team squares off against Lee University at 2 p.m., while the Statesmen face Lee at 3 p.m. Both teams will compete in doubleheaders.

The festivities wrap up at 5 p.m. in Statesmen Park with the Bolivar County Alumni Crawfish Boil & Social.

For more information on Go Green Weekend, visit www.deltastate.edu.

Thursday rain plan set

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The rain will not put a damper on campus festivities scheduled for Thursday.

The 4th Annual Delta State Athletics Trunk-or-Treat, originally set to be held on the east parking lot of the Parker-McCool Football Stadium, will be moved indoors if it is raining at 2 p.m. on Thursday. In the case of rain, the event will be held in the Wyatt Gym across from the Young-Mauldin Cafeteria on the Delta State campus from 5 – 6:30 p.m.

The Community Cookout has been moved inside Walter Sillers Coliseum on campus. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will feature live entertainment, food and drinks and a pep rally.

Hamburger, hot dogs, chips and drinks will provided by the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce. The DMI All Stars band will open the entertainment stage. Student members include Horace Wills, Ethan Frink, Brennan Barham, Charles Ross, Ben Murray and Amber Foster.

Headlining the event is the Beatles tribute band, 1964: The Tribute. President LaForge, a lifelong musician, has always been a fan of the Beatles and has seen this band in concert numerous times.

A pep rally will take place around 9 p.m. The fireworks show has been rescheduled to take place after the Homecoming game on Saturday.

For a complete schedule of festivities, visit the inauguration website at http://inauguration.deltastate.edu.

All inauguration events are funded by private support provided to the Delta State University Foundation. No university funds are being used during the week of activities.