Rain forecast causes homecoming schedule changes for Friday


The Appalachian Online

Joshua Farmer

As a result of the weather forecast, today’s homecoming event times have been altered, according to a university release.

As of Thursday night, The Knob race – a two-mile race to the top of Howard’s Knob – will still begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Watauga County Library. Participants are encouraged to check triplecrownappstate.edu for any potential weather updates affecting the event. The same stands for the race back down the mountain, known as The Bonk.

Lip Sync finals will take place at 6 p.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center, as opposed to the previously planned Duck Pond Field. The pep rally following Lip Sync, at 8 p.m., will also be held in Holmes Convocation Center. The fireworks display and bonfire that were planned have been canceled.

Appalachian’s women’s soccer team is still tentatively scheduled to face Troy University at 7 p.m. at the Appalachian Soccer Stadium. This may change due to rain. Updates can be found on www.appstatesports.com.

The schedule for Saturday and Sunday events remains unchanged at this time.

Story: Nicole Caporaso, Senior News Reporter