Celebration of the Century Final Details
October 1, 2021
Faith Baptist Bible College celebrated its 100th birthday on Tuesday, September 28, with an extended chapel service, an all-campus aerial photo, and a time of refreshments. Now, the countdown is on for the Celebration of the Century, which will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021, during Faith’s Homecoming Weekend.
The extended weather forecast is looking great, and the trees on campus should be close to their peak fall colors for the celebratory event, which the school hopes will bring throngs of alumni and friends to central campus for an afternoon and evening of fun, food, fellowship, and fireworks. Here are all the important details to note for the Celebration of the Century:
Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
1:45 PM Men’s soccer vs. Ozark Christian (Pyche Field)
3:00 PM Food trucks, inflatables, dunk tank
(Lawn between Patten Library and Jordan/Gray Hall)
4:00 PM Volleyball vs. Ozark Christian (Nettleton Gymnasium)
6:00 PM The Main Event: Special guests, outdoor concert by Faith ensembles, fireworks
(Lawn between Brong Hall and Taylor Hall)
8:00 PM Alumni volleyball (Nettleton Gymnasium)
We are anticipating a large number of people for this event. The Nettleton parking lot and Jordan Hall parking lot will be the best two options. Side streets are also options, and the parking lot at Ankeny Christian Academy (two blocks south of campus) will be available after 4 p.m. There will be parking attendants on campus to assist with parking from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
We will have 8 food trucks on location. They will be located in the Patten Library parking lot, and there will be covered tents for people to eat under in our “food court” area. Here are the food vendors that will be on hand:
Smokey D’s: barbeque
Big Red Food Truck: tacos, tenderloins, gyros, fried pickles
Flame: wraps, rice bowls, burgers, street tacos
Iowa Classic Concessions: brisket nachos, brisket sandwiches, beefburgers
Big Mama’s Bistro: Italian subs
Blue Bean Coffee: coffee, tea, hot chocolate
Sweet Swirls: ice cream
Dough Crazy: cookie dough, desserts
There will be plenty of fun for the kids! We have reserved two inflatables (a 15×15 castle bounce house, and a 45′ mega obstacle course) that will be in operation from 3 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. on October 8. They will be located in the grassy area to the north of Patten Library.
Dunk your favorite professor! The senior class will be hosting a dunk tank. Dr. Keith Kobelia, Dr. Kraig Keck, and Dr. Joshua Boyd are scheduled to get wet from approximately 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Bring your lawn chair or blanket, or arrive early to grab a chair! Chairs will be limited to the first 1,000 people and will be set up several hours prior to the 6 p.m. Main Event.
Unfamiliar with our campus? View the map below for all the details about where each event is taking place!
Faith Baptist Bible College has arrangements with local hotels for special rates. Mention that you are a guest of Faith Baptist Bible College when you make your reservation in order to receive this discounted pricing.
- Sleep Inn and Suites, Ankeny, $85 Standard Room (two queens or one king); $95 King Suite. Book here or call (515) 964-5909
- Comfort Inn, Ankeny, $89.99 plus taxes for a King/Double Queen Room. Call (515) 965-8400
- Homewood Suites, Ankeny, $115 for a Studio Suite. Call (515) 963-0006
Weather and Dress
Pray for great weather! There is no dress code for the evening. Come casual and wear your favorite sweatshirt. Early October evenings in Iowa are generally cool, but pleasant.
Homecoming Weekend Full Schedule
The Celebration of the Century is not the only event that is happening Homecoming Weekend! Check out the full schedule below, which begins on Thursday, October 7, and ends on Saturday, October 9.