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Delta State’s Alumni Association announces 2021 dates for Pig Pickin’ & Homecoming

By July 8, 2021Alumni

CLEVELAND, Miss.—Football season will soon be here, and Delta State University’s National Alumni Association is excited to formally announce dates for two of its signature events— Pig Pickin’ and Homecoming.

The 35th annual Pig Pickin’ is set for Sept. 10-11 and will be highlighted by the second home football game featuring the Statesmen v. McKendree University.

The 89th annual Homecoming weekend celebration is slated for Oct. 29-30 as the Statesmen football team hosts Shorter University.

“We can’t wait to see you on campus at Pig Pickin’ in September and Homecoming in late October!” said John Fletcher (’91), president of the Delta State Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. “The Alumni Association has a number of great events planned for each weekend, and we’re looking forward to reconnecting and catching up with everyone in-person.”

With plenty of activities for the entire family, this year’s highly anticipated Pig Pickin’ event will also feature the Delta BBQ Battle, a Memphis Barbeque Network (MBN) sanctioned BBQ competition.

Alumni Homecoming events will kick off with the annual Alumni Gala on Friday, Oct. 29, which will celebrate the class of 1971 upon its 50th anniversary and recognize the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, Alumni Hall of Fame honorees and other service award winners.

“Keep an eye out for more information on these great events and don’t hesitate to reach out to us if we can help you as you plan your return to campus,” said Fletcher.

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