DCTC Hosts Premiere Community Event: Blue 42

Homecoming on campus, DCTC style

Dakota County Technical College is bringing homecoming to campus for the first time. This Saturday, Sept. 22, DCTC is hosting Blue 42: A Community Gathering and Celebration of Our College. Join us between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Ames Field on DCTC’s main campus in Rosemount, Minn. (map)

Homecoming is an annual tradition at universities, colleges and high schools, dating back to 1911. Alumni are invited back, community and former residents come together, and students attend a football game and watch a parade with the school’s marching band. And, of course, who can forget the homecoming king and queen?

Just like the tradition we all know, DCTC is bringing everyone together, from first-time visitors to longtime college supporters. Blue 42 events kick off with a 4.2-mile fun run/walk to support student scholarships. At the same time, visitors are welcome to enjoy free family fun with batting cages, face painting, and a meet and greet with former Minnesota Twins pitcher, Kevin Tapani. BUZN 102.9’s FISH is the morning’s music entertainment. Next on the lineup are the Spatter Sisters at noon. Expect a lively performance to get the audience moving and shaking! Free food will be provided to top off the festivities.

Stay for the grand opening of Ames Field, one of the finest two-year college baseball facilities in the nation. To celebrate, the Blue Knights men’s baseball team is hosting a fall-ball game against the Western Technical College Cavaliers with free admission and giveaways.

Visit www.dctc.edu/go/blue42 for more information and to register for the Blue 4.2-mile Fun Run/Walk.