the word “homecoming” usually bring to mind football, the Yellow
Springs Homecoming is an invitation to anyone who has attended school
in, resided in or in any other way considered Yellow Springs “home”
to gather together starting at 10:00 am on Friday, July 5, on the
front lawn of the John Bryan Community Center for sharing fun and
memories (including football players).
Mary Morgan and her family came to Yellow Springs in 1951, they
adopted the village as their own. Forty years later she led the
creation of the Yellow Springs Homecoming in 1991, a celebration of a
community reunited on the Fourth of July, bringing together Yellow
Springs residents past and present, not to mention events of local
and national significance. Put on by the Yellow Springs Historical
Society, the original Homecoming lasted for three days, featuring
music, food, theater, and dancing, most of it held on Mills Lawn,
where the home of William Mills, who laid out the town as we know it,
year, on July the 5th, the Historical Society puts the Yellow Springs
Homecoming on again, this time to honor Mary’s outstanding
contributions to and boundless enthusiasm for both the village she
adopted so long ago and the Society, to which she devoted so much
time and energy, conferring upon it a direction and a spirit that
continues to this day.
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