Luther College celebrates Fall Community Day Sept. 9

Luther College invites alumni, parents and friends of the college to enjoy a day of food, fun, fellowship and sports at the 2017 Fall Community Day, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in the Regents Center on the Luther campus.

The event is sponsored by Decorah Bank and Trust and Luther College.

Registration is required to attend the picnic. Cost is $6 per adult; there is no cost for children 18 and under. Register at https://www.luther.edu/alumni/events/community-day/registration/ or by calling the Alumni office at (563) 387-1861.

Tickets for the picnic will also get attendees into the football game at no additional cost.

Kids can order a free "SAIL NORSE, Legacy Field 2017" game pass T-shirt as a part of the registration process. The shirt allows free admission to all regular season Norse athletic events for the 2017-18 academic year. Shirts are available while supplies last, with orders due by noon Friday, Sept. 8, and pick-up on game day at the picnic site.

Activities begin at 9 a.m. with the All-American Cross Country Invitational, held throughout lower campus. Junior high harriers begin the day's competition at 9 a.m., followed by high school JV and varsity girls' and boys' teams at 9:30 a.m. Collegiate athletes compete at 11:30 a.m.

The dedication of Legacy Field in Carlson Stadium, Luther's new top-of-the-line synthetic turf and pad system by AstroTurf, is at noon. President Paula J. Carlson, along with members of the athletics department, will speak at the dedication.

A picnic lunch catered by U-2 BBQ is 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Regents Center circle drive. The Luther Cheer Squad will hand out free Norse tattoos.

The Luther football team will kick off the home season against St. Olaf at 2 p.m. on Legacy Field at Carlson Stadium.|

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,000, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.