'Odd Topics' Finds Family … In the Outhouse
By Stephanie Kelly, '10
ALBION, Mich. — The “Odd Topics” Luncheon already brings knowledge to mealtimes, and this month’s speaker, David Bridgens, adds to more unconventional learning in even greater ways — by describing how one can find familial information in the outhouse. This first 2008-09 Odd Topics Society Luncheon takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at noon in Albion College’s Baldwin Hall Mary Sykes Dining Room.
Bridgens, who is the docent liaison for the Education Department of the Michigan Historical Museum, explained that “Finding Family in the Outhouse” revolves around “how you can find ‘family history’ in an outhouse. When people research their family history, the last place they would consider looking for information on their family can become the repository for valuable family information.”
The Odd Topics Society is a monthly luncheon group that provides individuals with an opportunity to share their more unusual interests with others.
This presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Albion College Library and is open to the public. Reservations are not required; lunch prices range from $7 to $8. For more information, please contact Cheryl Blackwell at the Stockwell-Mudd libraries at 517-629-0447 or .
British Eighth Alumni Band Celebrates Homecoming
ALBION, Mich. — The Albion College British Eighth Marching Band welcomes the company of the celebrated Alumni Band as it presents another lively half-time show at this year’s Homecoming football game Saturday, Sept. 27.
This year’s Homecoming performance is titled “That ‘70s Band” and includes tunes like “Play that Funky Music,” “Proud Mary,” and “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night.
Samuel McIlhagga, director of the British Eighth, described what makes this performance so special. “Each year many of the former members of our renowned band come back for the chance to march onto the field one more time, brush the dust off their old instruments, and relive the glory that was Albion College Marching Band for them,” he said. “It is obvious to anyone who has seen the alumni band at Homecoming that this means the world to these alums! And I am thrilled to be able to share in the stories, laughter, and music-making that is Alumni Band!”
Kick-off for the game against Central College of Pella, Iowa, is at 1 p.m.; tickets may be purchased at the gate. For more information, contact the Albion College Music department at 517/629-0481 or .