Students at Iowa Lakes Community College will celebrate a “Laker Dynasty” Homecoming - themed after the popular television show Duck Dynasty - on November 6-13.
Organizers are encouraging graduates of Iowa Lakes and the public to show their Iowa Lakes pride and participate in the planned activities.
The week will kick off with the 23rd Annual Jazz Festival. Two convocations will be held - November 5, at 10 a.m. in the Emmetsburg campus gymnasium; and, November 6, at 9 a.m. in the Estherville campus gymnasium. The convocations are free and open to the public. A tailgate supper will be held the evening of the 6th, followed by a concert at 7 p.m. in the Estherville gymnasium. Student admission is free, and adults are $5.
On Thursday, the Dance Team will perform at 8 p.m. in the Estherville campus gymnasium.
Friday the Laker Wrestling team will travel to Morningside.
On Saturday, the Cross Country teams will travel to Fort Dodge for nationals.
Monday the Laker Wrestling team will host an intrasquad scrimmage at 7 p.m. on the Estherville campus.
An ice cream social will be held on Tuesday, as well as two sporting events. The Women’s Basketball team will take on William Penn JV at 6 p.m. in Estherville and the Swimming & Diving team will have a meet at 7 p.m. on the Emmetsburg campus. During the events, students and the public are invited to participate in a Duck Dynasty look-alike contest. The winners will be announced that night. Those interested in participating who cannot attend may share a photo of themselves on Facebook or Twitter with #LakerDynastyLookAlike tagged.
Wednesday will wrap up the festivities with a tailgate supper followed by Men’s Basketball vs. Dordt JV at 7:30 p.m. in Estherville. At halftime, a longest beard contest will be held. Those interested in participating who cannot attend may share a photo of themselves on Facebook or Twitter with #LakerDynastyBeard tagged.
Activities for the college students during Laker Dynasty week include trivia and college ‘spirit’ contests as well as prize drawings. There will also be a photo booth with themed props on each campus throughout the week.
The college bookstores in Emmetsburg, Estherville and Spencer will offer discounts throughout the week on Iowa Lakes clothing.