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Penn State Homecoming to host Legacy Celebration

Penn State Homecoming will host its 4th annual Legacy Celebration to celebrate the spirit of the upcoming Homecoming season and to welcome the 2014 Honorary Grand Marshal.

Legacy Celebration is an event with aims to celebrate the culmination of another great year at Penn State. This event also aims to promote Homecoming and get Penn State students excited for the upcoming Homecoming season.

Legacy Celebration will take place this Wednesday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Honorary Grand Marshal will be announced at 2 p.m. on the event’s stage on the ground floor of the HUB-Robeson Center.

Legacy Celebration will take place throughout the ground and first floors of the HUB.

Legacy Celebration is important because it introduces the new Honorary Grand Marshal; it excites Penn State students for Homecoming 2014, and much more. It is held in the spring so that students can prepare for Homecoming throughout the rest of spring and summer, coming back in the fall with complete enthusiasm and pride.

 

Penn State Homecoming Unveils 2014 Logo

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (Apr. 12, 2014) — In the midst of Penn State’s annual Blue and White Football Game, The Homecoming Executive Committee took to the football field to present the newly selected and designed 2014 Homecoming Logo for the first time during the halftime show Saturday.

The logo features an outline of the Penn State Nittany Lion leaping forward, however, what may not be initially noticed is the formation of “2014” by the outline of the mascot. This year’s logo was designed by Penn State junior and graphic design major, Kailyn Moore, through an extremely meticulous process.

“Each member of the junior graphic design class creates a logo based off of the theme presented by the directors,” said Public Relations Director Kristine Zangrillo. “The directors then chose which logo best represents the theme of this year’s Homecoming,” Zangrillo said.

Homecoming 2014 Logo to be Revealed Saturday

Penn State Homecoming will unveil and present the Homecoming 2014 Logo as part of the halftime show during the annual Penn State Blue and White football game.

Every year, the Homecoming Executive Committee selects a new logo to represent the current Homecoming theme. The Executive Committee calls on the junior graphic design class to provide logos, as part of a class project, for the committee to choose from. The committee selects a winner and recognizes the designer for this achievement.

Tour of the Town: The Red Horse Tavern

A trip to “The Red Horse” will have you coming back

By Les Barnhart

The Red Horse Tavern is a Centre County landmark that should be considered a jewel in the crown of Happy Valley establishments. In addition to an incredible menu that while feeling upscale is quite reasonably priced, it has a bar that may lack in size but makes up for it in character and that provides a warm, inviting feel for those wanting to watch the game while grabbing a bite to eat or a drink with friends. Add a bottle shop and you have a place that will have you coming back and becoming one of their many regulars.

Located in Pleasant Gap, "The Red Horse" as the locals know it, has welcomed visitors since opening its doors in the 1950's. And while it isn’t “downtown”, it sits just far enough out of town to be away from all the hustle and bustle but close enough to be well worth the drive from anywhere. Under new management since co-owners Justin Leiter and Courtney Confer took over in June of 2012, the long-standing establishment received a much needed updating and was re-opened in October of 2012. Since that time, the list of regulars that frequent both their bar and restaurant has grown. In July of 2013, they added the bottle shop to the one-time residential home and that too has flourished.

MEDIA ADVISORY – BLUE-WHITE GAME, APRIL 12

Penn State 2013 season football credentials will be valid for the Blue-White Game on Saturday, April 12. If you do not have a 2013 season credential and need credentials for the Blue-White Game please forward your requests (press box or sideline photo, with names) to Shirley Irvin ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 10.

Schedule of events for the Blue-White Game on Saturday, April 12:

Day of Service Hosted by Penn State Homecoming

Volunteers serve State College Community

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (Apr. 5, 2014) — Penn State Homecoming hosted its annual Day of Service Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The day was intended to allow Penn State students to have an opportunity to get involved in the State College community.

This year's Day of Service had approximately 220 volunteers. Volunteers tended to 15 different service sites around State College such as Lederer Park, where volunteers completed yard work; PAWS, Pets Come First, and Nittany Greyhound, where volunteers cleaned and played with animals; Penn State OPP; State College Area School District; and local nursing homes. The day allowed for participants to become familiar and give back to the local businesses who support the Penn State community.

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From the moment you walk into the brightly colored lobby, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Lock Haven makes you feel at home. The lobby is artistically decorated, with lots of seating and places for a travelers to work or relax with a book.

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