2016 Marks the Collegeport Community’s 108th YEAR
Dear friends of Collegeport,
We cordially invite you and your family to join in celebrating Collegeport Day on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Mopac House in Collegeport. Dinner will be served at 12:00 noon. Please bring side dishes and desserts to complement barbecued beef, and be sure to share this information with family and friends interested in joining us.
Collegeport Day commemorates our community’s founding in 1908. Each year since then, residents and friends have gathered to celebrate this occasion. The now-traditional barbecued beef dinner began in 1945 when M. S. “Jack” Holsworth donated the beef. Numerous individuals and families have been donors throughout the past 71 years. The Collegeport Day homecoming is celebrated the LAST Saturday in May.
Barbecue preparations begin mid-afternoon on Friday and continue until dinnertime on Saturday. Come and experience this tradition as well! Remaining barbecue will be sold at the pit after dinner.
Volunteers who assist with set-up of tables and chairs on Saturday morning, and with clean-up after dinner, are GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Contributions to the barbecue fund, or for other needs, make it possible to continue this community tradition. Additionally, your support of the Mopac House Foundation enables this board to carry out its mission of maintaining the Mopac House and grounds for the use and benefit of the community. The generosity of all who give financial support, as well as those who give of time and talents, make all of this possible. We extend a grateful “THANK YOU” to all supporters.