More than 1,100 CALS alumni and friends celebrated the tradition on Sept. 4, as the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences held its 19th annual football tailgate event at Dorton Arena on the state fairgrounds.
Before heading over to Carter-Finley stadium to watch the N.C. State Wolfpack defeat Western Carolina 48-7, the CALS group enjoyed an all-you-can-eat catered barbecue and shrimp meal, toured exhibits from CALS departments, swayed to the sounds of the bluegrass band Sassafras and placed bids in a silent auction.
The N. C. State pep band and mascots Mr. and Ms. Wuf also were on hand to lead the group in a pre-game pep rally.
“We raised $6,450 in the silent auction, which will go towards CALS student scholarships,” said Scott Troutman, executive director of the CALS Alumni & Friends Society. “Considering it was a holiday weekend, we’re very pleased with the attendance. It continues to be the largest — and best — alumni event at N.C. State.” – Terri Leith