Campbell Homecoming 2006 is a wee bit more of Scotland

Harnett County residents can again make plans to revisit their Scottish heritage when Campbell University celebrates Homecoming 2006 Saturday, Oct. 21, with the theme, “A Wee Bit of Scotland.” Tying into last year’s centennial celebration of Harnett County’s Scottish heritage, the 2005 Homecoming event introduced the Scottish theme and featured Highland games, bagpipers, singers and dancers. It was such a success, event planners decided to reprise the concept with featured performances by WRAL’s morning anchorman Bill Leslie and the Celtic music group Lorica; Highland game demonstrations; Celtic singer Jennifer Licko; the Cross Creek Pipes and Drums and piper Yance Covington. Also featured are the North Harnett Cloggers, Highland dancers and numerous Scottish clans and vendors. Celtic singer, songwriter, guitarist and premier Highland dancer, Jennifer Licko has released several CDs. Some of her new mainstream singles hit the beach music charts in the Southeast. She was also nominated for a 2004 Cammy Beach Music “Favorite New Artist of the Year” award. Licko performs at concerts, festivals and pubs all over Europe, Canada and the U.S. WRAL’s Bill Leslie will take the stage with the Celtic music group Lorica. A Celtic music enthusiast, Leslie has composed, produced arranged and performed on five highly acclaimed Celtic fusion albums, including “Peaceful Journey: a Celebration of North Carolina.” Licko and Leslie will perform between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the Academic Circle in front of D. Rich Memorial Hall. “We are excited about having many alumni back on campus and sharing the day with our friends from Harnett County,” said Doug Jones, assistant vice president for Alumni Relations, Special Events and Annual Fund. “Homecoming provides an opportunity for everyone to come out, enjoy the activities and have a good time.” Scheduled events also include the presentation of Distinguished Alumni and Sports Hall of Fame members, the Government, History and Justice Alumni brunch, the Heroes Run, a barbecue luncheon, class reunions, men and women’s soccer, campus tours, a student talent show and matinee and evening performances of Campbell’s fall musical, “The Boyfriend.” The Homecoming parade begins at 2 p.m. with lineup behind the Rogers Fine Arts Center. For more information concerning Campbell’s Homecoming celebration, “A Wee Bit of Scotland,” visit the Campbell Website at and click on “Homecoming 2006.”

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