A full century of uninterrupted service to students and community will be celebrated by Fort Scott Community College—the oldest continually operating community college in Kansas— this fall with several special events.
On Monday, September 9, the college will commemorate the first day that 15 college students first met on the second floor of the Fort Scott High School building. The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. with an assembly in the Ellis Fine Arts Center and a tree dedication. A free lunch will be served north of the Ellis Fine Arts Center, followed by an aerial photograph.
The Centennial Celebration continues on Friday, September 20, with dinner at the River Room, located at 3 West Oak in Fort Scott. The night begins with a meet-and-greet starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at 7 p.m. Then at 8 p.m. a live band will perform. The cost for the evening’s activities is $10.00 per person and reservations must be made by September 1. Tickets may be purchased by calling Cindy Proctor at 620.223.2700, extension 0, or through the Centennial Facebook page.
On Saturday, September 21, there will be a tailgate party south of Frary Field, prior to the Homecoming Game which kicks off at 7 p.m. Free hot dogs, hamburgers, and chips will be available. The Kansas Army National Guard will provide a Blackhawk flyover and a cannon that will be fired for every touchdown scored by the FSCC Greyhounds. Halftime will feature the crowning of the homecoming queen and an appearance of the FSCC National Winning Football Champions and their coach, Dick Foster.
Everyone is invited to attend all of the events as FSCC celebrates a century of students first and community always!