Sharing the Reddie Spirit with the whole family


Clover Wagner

People of Henderson enjoying a game of corn hole.

On Saturday September 25, 2021, Henderson State University celebrated its annual Family Day, which is a great way for parents and siblings to experience what the university has been offering for their related students. The families are treated to a meal, football game and plenty of other fanfare to make them feel connected with the school.

The day started with all kinds of activities all centered around the Wells Center. The activities included inflatables, lawn games and coloring stations for the kids. There were also complimentary snow cones to cool off in the Arkansas heat. Plenty of Reddie fans were there tailgating that had their own activities and smiling faces to offer as well.

The activities were followed by the Reddie Walk. The walk featured the entire Reddie football team making their way into the stadium for the game that came shortly after. This gave all the families a chance to cheer on the team as the Showband of Arkansas played music to get everyone excited.

The football game was a sight to see, with the Reddies beating Southern Arkansas University 56-49. The halftime show featured the band accompanied by high school students from the surrounding area that were shadowing the HSU band to get the Reddie experience as well.
The day was a success, with Peyton WIlbanks, a Junior majoring in English Education, saying “I love that I get to share this time with my family, and that they get to see what my college experience is like.” Hopefully everyone left having the same great experience, taking a little bit of the Reddie Spirit with them.