Spire Spirit Strong at Saint Mary Homecoming
Over 70 alumni and guests gathered Oct. 6 for USM homecoming and the Saint Mary Alumni BBQ.
The day started off chilly but warmed up quickly with the delicious BBQ and hot apple cider served at the lunch buffet. Kids enjoyed a castle bounce house, multiple games, and face painting. Attendees kept warm by bundling up in their Saint Mary gear and moving to music played by a local DJ.
Around 1 p.m. our guests moved into the packed stadium and caught a glimpse of the brand new Spiro the Dragon. The re-vamped USM mascot was only a few short days removed from his fiery debut, and sure entertained the crowd!
Fans as well as the Spires football team were more than amped when the game started and the momentum carried on leading your Spires into a 34-20 win over the Bethany College Swedes.
Spiro Soars at Fiery Debut
After years of dedicated service, USM’s long-time mascot retired in September and passed the baton to a new up-and-comer.
Spiro the Dragon version 2.0 made his dramatic debut before USM’s home football opener on Sept. 22.
Among the highlights were a great production by the USM Cheerleading squad and a dramatic performance by a KC-based fire dancer.