Schedule of Events Museum Opening Dinner Menu Back to Pictures Page 2009 Homecoming

Each year on the 3rd Saturday in October, the small rural community of Ceres, named for the Goddess of Grain, hosts an annual homecoming. The drive over the mountain (or through the interstate tunnel) and down the valley gives added benefit to the day. The trees are usually at their peak of fall colors.

An individual, group or event is often recognized or honored during this celebration. In 2008, the 80th anniversary of Future Farmers of America (FFA) will be recognized. Also, a "Toys for Tots" drive will be conducted for new unwrapped toys. In 2009, the 1959 Ceres boy’s basketball team who competed in the State Tournament will be honored.

Advance registrations are required for the delicious meal which costs $15.00 per person. If anyone does not want to participate in the dinner, they are welcome to attend the other activities.
See Registration Form


Schedule of Events

8th Annual Homecoming

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Registration forms must be returned by October 9, 2008

A "Toys for Tots" drive will be conducted. Bring new unwrapped toys.

Registration & tours – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Gather in the gym – 1:00 PM

Welcome and Grace

Dinner (see menu below)

Recognition of visitors

Memorial Recognition

Short business meeting

Election of officers for 2009

Raffle Drawings

Door Prizes

Announcement of Election Results

Introduction of New Officers

Visit as long as you wish



The Henry C. Groseclose Agriculture and FFA Museum and gift shop will be open Homecoming day from 11:00 – 12:45 and 3:00 – 5:00. The Museum Committee is actively working. Please stop in to see the improvements currently underway and the recently added exhibits.


Dinner Menu

(Catered by Loretta Worrell of Galax)

Baked Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

Roast Beef with Brown Gravy

Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and

Pineapple Casserole

Toss Salad with choice of

Ranch, Thousand Island or Fat Free Dressing

Homemade Rolls

Desserts (Assortment)

Tea, Lemonade, and Coffee