Final Plans in Place for ECCC’s First WarriorFest Family Event April 8

> Excitement continues to build for East Central Community College’s first annual WarriorFest on Friday, April 8, on the ECCC campus in Decatur. The event designed for all ages will be from 6 p.m. to Midnight on the north end of campus near the ECCC Pavilion and Lake.
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> There is still time to register for both the 5-K Nite-Glow Run/Walk, sponsored by Community Bank, Inn the Oaks, and Junction Delis, as well as the Battle of the Bands, sponsored by MaxxSouth. Registration for both events, as well armbands for entrance into WarriorFest, can be purchased online atwww.eccc.edu/warriorfest. Those attending also can purchase WarriorFest armbands the day of the event.
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> The 5-K Nite-Glow Run/Walk will begin at dark. All participants will receive medals, and prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in various divisions.
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> The highlight of WarriorFest will be the Battle of the Bands sponsored by MaxxSouth. There will be a $500 prize to the winning band. The featured band will be 5 Finger Discount out of New Orleans, La.
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> There will be many other activities throughout the evening, including a Hot Air Balloon Glow; a KidZone, sponsored by The Citizens Bank and Piggly Wiggly of Collinsville, with rides and inflatables throughout the evening; and a fireworks display over the lake.
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> There will be a Golf Ball Drop fundraiser with chances to win $1,000 and $500. Participants do not have to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased online or at the event.
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> A Festival Food Court will be open starting at 11 a.m. offering chicken-on-a-stick, corn dogs, funnel cakes, sausage dogs, french fries, philly steak sandwiches, and other food items.
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> “With the postponement of the college’s Warrior Wonderland in December so that our football team, band, cheerleaders, and fans could participate in a bowl game in Texas, WarriorFest is another opportunity for East Central to host our local communities for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship on our campus,”said ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart. “Our Alumni Association and many other members of our college family have put together an inaugural event that will provide family fun for all ages.”
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> Admission to WarriorFest is $10 per person; children three and under are admitted free. ECCC students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with valid school ID.
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> Admission includes all activities except the registration fee for the 5-K Nite-Glow Run/Walk, band entry fee into the Battle of the Bands, raffle tickets for the Golf Ball Drop, and Festival Food Court items. The registration fee for the 5K Nite-Glow Run is $25 per person or $15 for students and includes a free WarriorFest admission arm band. The fee to enter a band in the Battle of the Bands is $50. Raffle tickets for the Golf Ball Drop are $10 each. All proceeds benefit the ECCC Alumni Association.
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> The nationally ranked East Central Lady Diamond Warrior softball team will host rival East Mississippi Community College prior to WarriorFest on April 8. Those games are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Softball Park on the ECCC campus. There is no admission for the softball games.
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> For additional information, contact David LeBlanc, director of alumni relations and the foundation at East Central Community College, at 601-635-6327 ordleblanc@eccc.edu.
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