Pregame Playmakers: Directing MU's Homecoming

November 18, 2009 | 5:01 p.m. CST
For MU and Columbia, Homecoming is the game day of the football season. But for the 29 members of MU's homecoming steering committee, planning starts in February.

Each year, three members are selected to direct the next year's plans. Liz Braun, a senior, was chosen last year as a tridirector.

She worked nearly yearround to select new members and then worked closely with them, coordinating several events including the parade.

The committee originally wanted only 125 entries for the parade. Braun, however, drove the 158th entry to signal its end because so many community and campus organizations wanted to participate.

In the hours before the parade started, Braun and the rest of the committee hustled to put eight months of efforts into one morning's event.

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