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Brazosport College to celebrate 50 years with full week of festivities

Brazosport College to celebrate 50 years with full week of festivities

Tue Aug 28, 2018

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Brazosport College has seen many changes since it opened its doors in 1968. The school has grown from a single building with less than a 1,000 students to a sprawling campus that serves more than 20,000 students a year. Along the way, the College has twice been named among the 10 best colleges in the nation.

However, there has been one constant through it all: Brazosport College has always focused on its community and, in turn, the local community has always strongly supported the College.

With this in mind, Brazosport College is inviting the public to celebrate its 50-year anniversary with a huge, week-long event, consisting of concerts, kids activities, open houses, food trucks, a fun run and much more.

“The 50th Anniversary of Brazosport College is a major milestone for our community and we are inviting everyone to join us for this celebration,” said Serena Andrews, Brazosport College Vice President of College Advancement. “This is an opportunity for us to say thank you for choosing Brazosport College as your college of choice for the past 50 years. We’ve planned this event to have something for everyone. Come out and celebrate with us.” 

From Monday, Sept. 24 to Friday, Sept. 28, the College will be hosting open house events, a children’s concert featuring 123 Andres and a Council of Chambers and Alliance Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan Turley.

This all leads up to the main event on Saturday, Sept. 29, when BC opens its campus to a day-long block party filled with fun, games and music.

The event begins with a special fall-edition of the popular Gator Gallop fun run at 8 a.m., followed by kid’s activities, educational programs, food trucks and music throughout the day.

Among the activities scheduled during the day are robotics demonstrations, inflatables, STEM program demos, welding simulators, trolley tours of the college and a City of Clute Emergency Vehicle display. Sweet Potato the Clown will also be on hand to noon to visit with kids of all ages.

Plenty of music will also be featured throughout the day, including 123 Andres from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by the Brazoswood High School Jazz Band from noon to 1 p.m., the Brazosport College Jazz Band from 1 to 2 p.m. and Darkerside DJ from 2 to 4 p.m.

Rounding out the event will be plenty of vendors and food trucks, including Bayou City Eats, Bunz of Meat, Kona Ice, Mama G’s and Twisted Catfish.

Later in the day, a GOE Motorcycle Scholarship Ride, which begins at GOE Harley Davidson, will arrive at the College. The day will also feature a washer tournament at 4 p.m. Both of these events are being hosted by the Brazosport College Former Students Association.

The busy event concludes with a free concert featuring the Dirty Unkuls at 7 p.m. at the Dow Academic Center. Playing the rock and country hits that defined the 1980s and 1990s, the Dirty Unkuls concert, which is being sponsored by Freeport LNG, will be a BYOB event with a Nacho Ordinary Bar and set-ups provided by MEGlobal.

Listed below is the full list of Brazosport College’s 50-Year Week of Celebration. For more information, visit Brazosport.edu/50th or contact Tracee Watts at (979) 230-3163.

BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE’S 50-YEAR WEEK OF CELEBRATION EVENTS:

MONDAY, SEPT. 24:

  • Corporate Learning Center at Brazosport College Open House, 1-3 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26:

  • Council of Chambers & Alliance Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dow Academic Center. Contact the Brazosport-Area Chamber of Commerce or the Economic Development Alliance of Brazoria County for more information.

THURSDAY, SEPT 27:

  • BC Bookstore Open House, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28:

  • Bill & Julia May Children’s Center Open House with pre-concert show featuring 123 Andres, 4-6 p.m.
  • Free children’s concert featuring 123 Andres at The Clarion at Brazosport College, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29:

BC Block Party and 50th Community Celebration

  • Gator Gallop, 8 a.m.

Check-in: 8:30; 1-Mile Gator Gallop: 9:30 a.m.; BASF Kids Fun Run: 9:45 a.m.; 5K Gator Gallop: 10 a.m.

  • Vendors & Food Trucks, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bayou City Eats, Bunz of Meat, Kona Ice, Mama G’s, Twisted Catfish

  • Sweet Potato the Clown, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
  • Music, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

123 Andres: 11 a.m.-noon; Brazoswood High School Jazz Band: Noon-1 p.m.; Brazosport College Jazz Band, 1-2 p.m.; Darkerside DJ: 2-4 p.m.

  • Entertainment, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Inflatables, STEM Program Demos, Welding Simulators, Trolley Tours, Kids Activities, City of Clute Emergency Vehicle Display

  • Robotics Demonstrations, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • GOE Motorcycle Scholarship Ride (Starts at GOE Harley Davidson), 11 a.m.
  • Washer Tournament, 4-6 p.m.
  • Dirty Unkuls concert, 7-10 p.m.

Rock, Contemporary and Country Music – Appetizers & Set-up by Tommy’s, BYOB; Dirty Unkuls concert sponsored by Freeport LNG and Nacho Ordinary Bar & Set-ups sponsored by MEGlobal