Legacy lives on through Hobo Day 2016

HAILEY KLINE Lifestyles Editor

October 22, 2016 has been named Hobo Day, the biggest one day event in the Dakotas. Hobo Week will run the week of October 16 through 22. 

The Hobo Day Committee announced that this year’s tag will be “Living the Legacy.” 

Ben Carper, junior human development and family studies major and Hobo Day Committee member, said the tag is meant to describe the impact of Hobo Day for the university. 

“We want to blend the old traditions with the new activities here on campus,” Carper said. 

Brianna Doran, Sophomore Apparel Merchandising major and Hobo Day Committee member, said there are many traditions from the past that haven’t been used in Hobo Week recently.

“We want to make sure the traditions are not lost,” she said. 

Scott Simons, sophomore business economics major, said the committee will be working to “corporate the tag into each event.”  

Hobo Week will include the Hobo Day Parade Saturday, October 22 at 9:30 a.m. as well as a field show in the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex at 11 a.m. following the parade. According to members of the Hobo Day Committee, other activities are to be announced and released within the first week of the fall 2016 semester.