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October is a busy month at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Football games, tailgate cookouts and Homecoming (Saturday, October 28, at the Perkinston Campus) are only a few of the activities taking place on campus. Students, employees and the public are invited to attend the wide variety of fun events taking place during the month.
- The Jackson County Campus in Gautier will hold a Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat on October 30, 6-8 p.m. The event will include children’s games and activities, a children’s costume contest, arts, and face painting. The event is free and open to the public. For information, contact Brandi Martino at 228.497.7680 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Jefferson Davis Campus in Gulfport will host a Fall Festival and Haunted House on October 30, 5-8 p.m. Other activities during the festival will include a Trunk-or-Treat from 5-7 p.m., a hayride, outdoor movie, face painting and more. The event is free and open to the public. The haunted house is free with an MGCCC ID or $3 for general public. For more information about the event, contact Rachelle Vecchio at email@example.com.
- The Perkinston Campus will host a Haunted House Fundraiser October 29-31, 8-11:30 p.m. each day. The Haunted House will be at the George Sekul Field House. The campus will also host the annual MGCCC Zombie Run 5K Chase Race on October 30, with proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Charities and the National Residence Hall Honorary. For more information, visit mgccc.edu/zombierun or the MGCCCZombieRun Facebook page.
- MGCCC Homecoming activities begin on Thursday, October 26, with the Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Ceremony, which will be held at 7 p.m. at the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi. On Friday, October 27, the Clem Dellenger Memorial Golf Tournament will kick off at 8:30 a.m. at the Hickory Hill Country Club in Gautier. A reunion event will be held for the 1967 and 2007 football teams and cheerleaders and Phi Theta Kappa (all years and chapters) at 6 p.m. at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino pool deck. On Saturday, October 28, a cookout and pep rally will be held at noon by the Bell Tower on the Perkinston Campus. The football game against Jones County Junior College will begin at 3:30 p.m. at A.L May Memorial Stadium. For information about tickets and other scheduled events during Homecoming week, visit mgccc.edu/homecoming.