Moran Homecoming Weekend October 13 & 14


The Kirks and Southern Trail Bands to Perform at Street Dance

Hundreds of Moran natives, ex-students and friends and other area visitors are expected to be in Moran this weekend for the 2017 Moran Homecoming. Members of the Moran Ex-Student and Teacher Association have been very busy preparing and are hoping for a good turn-out on Friday and Saturday. 

Pep Rally & Football Games

Homecoming 2017 begins Friday, October 13 with a pep rally downtown at 2:30 p.m. Later that evening the Moran Bulldogs will host the Benjamin Mustangs for the homecoming football game with the kick-off at 7:30 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium. The 2017 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during halftime ceremonies. Prior to the varsity game beginning at 5:00, the Moran Junior High team will be playing Benjamin. 

Eighth Annual “Luncheon Club” Homecoming Dinner

The Ex-Student Association assisted by the MHS Student Leadership team is hosting the Eighth Annual “Moran Luncheon Club” Exes Dinner Friday evening. The dinner will be served in the Moran School Cafeteria from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 prior to the varsity football game. The menu will consist of a hearty bowl of stew along with fresh cornbread, dessert and a drink. Cost of the meal will be $5.00.

Moran Historical Museum Open House

Members of the local historical society will hold an open house at The Moran Historical Museum on Saturday morning, October 14 from 9:00 until 11:00. All homecoming visitors are encouraged to view the many displays of precious memorabilia from the “Town that Put Oil in West Texas”. Note that this year there will not be the normal Community Center registration during this time. 

Legion Hall Luncheon

A lunch will be held at the American Legion Hall, catered by the Moran Masonic Lodge. Pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, cole slaw, pinto beans, homemade dessert, ice tea and coffee will be served for a donation of $10 per plate. Serving will begin at noon.

Homecoming Assembly and Reception

Moran natives, friends, ex-students, teachers and staff members will start gathering at the MHS Auditorium to register for the traditional homecoming assembly/program at 1:30 p.m. The program will begin at 2:00. The classes of 1967 and 1968 will be recognized for their 50th anniversaries. The Coming-Home King and Queen will be crowned, two former faculty members will be inducted into the Moran School Hall of Fame and awards will be given for the oldest graduate present and the farthest traveler. After the assembly, the Ex-Student and Teacher Association will host a reception for all visitors in the high school building. Refreshments will be served.

Reunion Parties

Burrell (Class of 1960) and Dana McKelvain invite all 1950’s and 1960’s classmates and friends to a party at their home northeast of Moran on FM 1853 in the Eureka community. The party will be held on Saturday afternoon following the assembly. The party continues until the street dance at 8:00 pm. Snacks will be served. To RSVP and get more detailed directions, please call (325) 945-2309 or (325) 370-8554!

All exes and friends are invited to a party at the home of Jackie and Patricia Martin on Hill St. in Moran two blocks west of the school campus on Saturday afternoon immediately following the homecoming assembly. Chips and dips will be served -- BYOB. The party continues until the street dance at 8:00 pm. For more information, call (325) 945-2118.

Street Dance Downtown

Closing out the 2017 Moran Homecoming festivities on Saturday night will be a street dance downtown. Everyone in the area is invited. The popular Kirks band of Idalou will be there to entertain the crowd beginning at 9:00 p.m. Local Moran band Southern Trail will open for them beginning at 8. Admission charge is $7.00 per person and $10.00 per couple. The dance will continue until midnight. Visitors are reminded to bring their folding chairs to the dance.

    For more information on the homecoming festivities, please call Jo Branham Hise at (325) 945-2199 or e-mail


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