MIAMI - Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) is preparing for this year’s annual homecoming celebration, “Peace, Love, & Homecoming”, set for Saturday, Oct. 7 at Red Robertson Field, where NEO will take on the Cisco College Wranglers. T-shirts for “Peace, Love, and Homecoming” will go on sale starting Tuesday, Sept. 5, and come in a variety of groovy colors.

Homecoming week will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 4, with the Homecoming Kickoff and NEO is inviting the community to join the celebration and enjoy games, food, and fun. Dinner will run from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. by the NEO fountain, and wristbands for food will cost $5 for adults, NEO employees and children will be $3, and students are free with an NEO ID. NEO will also continue the tradition of the homecoming pageant on Thursday, followed by a Friday pep rally, and game day celebrations, starting with the NEO Outstanding Alumni Banquet, begin at noon.

“Homecoming week is a wonderful tradition at NEO and we want to make sure our students and the community have a great time,” said Lisa Severe, homecoming committee chair. “We also want everyone to be wearing a homecoming shirt, so anyone wearing a homecoming shirt will get free admission to this year’s game!”

Partnering with the NEO Development Foundation, Frank Fletcher Toyota in Joplin, Mo., has renewed their $10,000 commitment to sponsor homecoming activities and the NEO Distinguished Lecture Series.

“On behalf of the Kansas City Toyota Dealers Association and Frank Fletcher Toyota, we are very honored to renew our commitment to NEO A&M College and the NEO Development Foundation,” said Jim Adams, general manager of Frank Fletcher Toyota. “We feel that NEO sets the example for affordable educational opportunities in the four-state area and we at Frank Fletcher Toyota in Joplin are thrilled to be part of their commitment to quality education.”

T-shirts can be purchased at the NEO bookstore. Solid color shirts are only $13 for adult sizes and tie-dye shirts are $18. Quantities are limited.

Details for the NEO Homecoming can be found at www.neo.edu/homecoming. For more information, contact Lisa Severe at 918-540-6327 or lsevere@neo.edu.