The Hesston College alumni department hosts its annual Community Night during early-season home basketball games on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The teams will face NJCAA Division I Barton Community College (Great Bend, Kan.), with women’s tip off at 6 and the men at 8 p.m. in Yost Center. Admission is free for all.

The evening will include performances from the Hesston High School and Wichita State University dance teams, and pep bands from Hesston High and Hesston College. Free basic haircuts by 2003 Hesston College alumna Christy Pickerill of Snip n’ Clip Hair Shop, Newton, Kan., a pop-a-shot game for kids, halftime contests and henna tattoos will add to the fun.

“We have a great evening of entertainment and athletic competition lined up,” said Director of Alumni and Church Relations Dallas Stutzman. “We hope this free event is a small way to say thanks for the support that is given to the college and its athletic programs from alumni and friends each year.”

In addition, the college’s admissions department will host a Faith and Sports devotional time and pizza supper led by men’s basketball coach Dustin Galyon at 6:30 p.m. in Bontrager Student Center on the Hesston campus. All Hesston area youth are invited, either with their church youth group or individually.

“We are excited to provide this opportunity for local youth,” said vice president of Admissions Rachel Swartzendruber Miller. “We aim to host a unifying, multi-faith event that introduces spiritual life and student life at Hesston College.