The Hope/Holland Community Day picnic on Saturday, Sept. 13, will be held inside the college’s DeVos Fieldhouse.

The event was originally scheduled to take place on the fieldhouse’s front lawn, but has been relocated due to the cool temperatures and chance of rain in the day’s forecast.  Entry to the fieldhouse will be through the “clock tower” (west) side of the building facing toward Lincoln Avenue.

The day’s activities will otherwise continue as scheduled, with tickets including the picnic on campus, admission to Windmill Island Gardens from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day, and home football and men’s soccer games.

The picnic event will feature lunch, a variety of activities and games for children, and performances by two musical groups.  The buffet line will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will include bratwurst, hamburger, sliced turkey breast, vegetarian croissants, salads, chips, cookies, beverages and other picnic fare.  The Holland American Legion Band, which visited Normandy, France, for the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings this past summer, will perform from 10:30 a.m. to noon.  AKARAY, a Latin music band that plays salsa, merengue, cumbia, bachata and ballad, will perform from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The college’s football game with Augustana College of Rock Island, Illinois, will be held at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m., and Hope men’s soccer will host Denison University of Granville, Ohio, at Van Andel Soccer Stadium beginning at 5 p.m.

Tickets for Community Day cost $9 for regular admission and $5 for children age five to 11, with admission free for children under five.  Tickets are available through Friday, Sept. 12, at the downtown ticket office in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center at 100 E. Eighth St. in downtown Holland, which is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.  Tickets will also be sold at the fieldhouse on Saturday, Sept. 13, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Additional information about Community Day may be obtained by calling the college’s Division of Public Affairs and Marketing at (616) 395-7860 or online at