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Saint Joseph High School to Host Third Annual Homecoming Weekend on October 7-8


Saint Joseph High School to Host Third Annual Homecoming Weekend on October 7-8
Dylan Hollender

METUCHEN, NJ - For the third time in school history, Saint Joseph High School will formally welcome back the school’s alumni, family and friends for Homecoming Weekend. 

Members of the Saint Joe’s community and the public are invited to a full weekend of activities on the sprawling 70-acre campus on October 7 and 8. Highlights of the weekend include the school’s first ever Friday Night Lights football game on October 7 and the Saint Joe’s Falcon Fall Fest all day on October 8.

“This year’s Homecoming Weekend will bring a lot of firsts to the Saint Joe’s community, including our first night football game and Falcon Fall Fest,” Saint Joseph High School President John G. Nolan, Jr. said. “We can’t wait to see all of our alumni, as well as members of the local community on campus for a weekend to celebrate the Saint Joseph brotherhood.”

Bright lights will shine on Saint Joseph High School’s Brenner Family Field for the first time on October 7 when the Falcons host rival Edison High School. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Festivities for Friday night include an Alumni Tailgate, with backyard games and campus tours available beginning at 5 p.m. 

“Our boys can’t wait to play host to the school’s first ever night football game at Brenner Field,” first-year head football coach Bill Tracy said. “This event will provide us with the opportunity to connect our team with alumni from the past 60 years, building a tradition like no other at the school.”

On Saturday, the school’s sprawling 70-acre campus will be transformed into Saint Joe’s Falcon Fall Fest, where families can enjoy Fall-related activities and celebrate more than 60 years of brotherhood. 

Saint Joe’s Falcon Fall Fest will include a pumpkin patch and Fall plant and foliage sale, hayrides around the 70-acre campus and scenic Fall/Christmas picture sets. Campus tours will be available to all, as will special selections from the Saint Joe’s Campus Store. Alumni who attend the Falcon Fall Fest are welcome to visit the Alumni Tent for lunch. Fall food and snacks will be available for purchase throughout the day. 

“We are very excited to be expanding our Homecoming Weekend to include our first Friday Night Lights and Falcon Fall Fest,” John Eppensteiner ‘02, Saint Joseph High School’s Director of Alumni Relations, said. “Without our alumni and community partners, Saint Joe’s wouldn’t be who we are today. We look forward to connecting with alums from the past 60 years and to showcase the rich history of the school.”

Aside from the family-friendly events, several Saint Joe’s classes will host reunions throughout the weekend. The Classes of 1992 and 1997 will gather on Saturday night, while the 50th reunion for the Class of 1972 takes place on Sunday afternoon on campus. 

Events held on campus, including the Friday Night Lights football game, pregame tailgate and Saturday’s Saint Joe’s Falcon Fall Fest are open to the public.

What: Saint Joseph High School Alumni Weekend
Who:    All Saint Joseph High School Alumni and Families, Current Families, Friends of Saint Joseph High School
When: Friday, October 7 (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and Saturday, October 8 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Where: Saint Joseph High School (145 Plainfield Avenue, Metuchen, NJ 08840)