Bethany Invites Students’ Families, Friends to Family Weekend 

BETHANY, W. Va. – Friends and families of Bethany College students are invited to campus Oct. 25-27 for Family Weekend.

An information booth will be set up Friday morning at 9 a.m. outside of Boomers, where guests can learn more about the weekend’s activities. Guests can also visit the Bethany Beanery, the bookstore and Boomer’s throughout the day.

Octoberfest takes place Friday night, featuring a German-style dinner, including a rootbeer keg, German food and select beer provided for individuals of age. Guests can enjoy the fall weather with a hayride, outdoor games and pumpkin painting. Octoberfest will be held on the Corridor of Old Main from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $10 for those 12 and older, and $5 for children under 12.

Also Friday night, Dennis Haskins, who played Mr. Belding in “Saved by the Bell,” will talk to guests about the behind the scenes life of the show and its cast. The event will be held in Benedum Commons at 9 p.m.

Saturday morning begins with breakfast at 9 a.m. in the Academic Parlour of Old Main, where College President Scott D. Miller will meet with guests.

Sports fans have a chance to experience some action Saturday: The Bison swim team hosts Alfred State University at 10 a.m., and the football team hosts Westminster at 1 p.m.

The Bethany College Theatre Department will present “Pilgrims,” a fantasy/comedy about love and marriage in the future, Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The show will be held in Wailes Theatre with admission through donation.

Other activities throughout the weekend include bingo, karaoke, a movie with refreshments, a church service, campus tours for siblings, and brunches and dinners. For a complete list of activities, visit

Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.