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King University News :: King College alumni and friends invited to attend Dogwood Weekend

Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 84th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 9-11, 2010.  The annual event offers classmates and friends opportunities to gather, reminisce, and reconnect.

Events for the weekend include such favorites as the Jay Baumgardner Memorial Golf Classic, Alumni Luncheon, picnic on the Oval, alumni soccer and volleyball games, production from King's Performing Visual Arts (PVA) Department, and more.

The Jay Baumgardner Memorial Golf Classic will take place on Friday, April 9 at The Club (Country Club of Bristol).  Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. and an awards reception at 3 p.m.  Each player will receive giveaways and a boxed lunch.  In addition to the tournament, there will be a putting contest with prizes to include four sets of two round trip tickets in the domestic U.S. provided by AirTran Airways.

This year the PVA Department will present Agatha Christie's Go Back for Murder on April 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., April 9 at 8 p.m., and on April 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the College's Fine Arts Theatre.

Go Back for Murder tells of a daughter's determination to discover the truth about her father's murder and her mother's involvement.  Before dying in prison for allegedly poisoning her husband 16 years ago, Caroline Crale wrote her daughter Carla that she was clearly innocent.  Carla returns to England, and aided by Justin Fogg - who as a young solicitor fell in love with Caroline and is now experiencing the same with Carla - persuades all those who were present to return to the scene of the crime and relive that fatal day.

This play is filled with plenty of dramatic twists and turns and proves once again that Agatha Christie is the 'Queen of Crime,' said Elizabeth Lee Dollar, associate professor of theatre.

The weekend also offers a chance for alumnae of Sullins College to catch up with one another.  Events will include a tour and reunion luncheon at Martin Hall, reception at King, and class gatherings.  Sullins alumnae can find more information on the weekend's activities at sullinscollege.myevent.com.

Dogwood Weekend is something the campus looks forward to each year, said Finley Green, director of alumni and annual giving for King.  We have wonderful, diverse and accomplished alumni, and welcoming many of them home to share in this weekend is a wonderful experience.

The full schedule of events is available online at dogwood.king.edu.  For registration information for the Jay Baumgardner Memorial Golf Classic, visit golf.king.edu.  Additional information is also available from the King College Alumni Office at 1.800.KINGALM or via e-mail at alumni@king.edu.