Fireworks illuminate sky for Western’s Spirit Night Oct. 13

Fireworks fans who left downtown Sylva disappointed on the Fourth of July when severe storms canceled the show are invited to cash in their rain checks Friday, Oct. 13, at Western Carolina University.

Fireworks light up the sky above WCU's Cullowhee campus.

Fireworks light up the sky above WCU’s Cullowhee campus.

The sky near the Catamount Athletic Complex will come to life with a fireworks display as part of Homecoming 2006 Spirit Night festivities that include a pep rally, music, food and more. Spirit Night will begin after the Homecoming parade in downtown Sylva, which starts at 6:15 p.m., and the Lady Cats soccer match versus The College of Charleston, which starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free to the athletic complex for the game and Spirit Night.

On Saturday, kickoff for the Homecoming football match-up between Western and Southern Conference foe University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is at 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call the Office of Alumni Affairs at (877) 440-9990 or (828) 227-7335; or the A.K. Hinds University Center offices at (828) 227-7206.