Winston-Salem, NC -- Mayor Allen Joines is organizing a welcome home rally for WSSU on Saturday, December, 15, 2012. Win or lose, Mayor Joines is asking the community come out and show support for the Rams.
When: December 15, 2012
When: 8:30 p.m.
Where: Smith Reynolds Airport
Mayor Joines told WFMY News 2, "The community couldn't be any more proud of the Rams and the coach and his staff and the young men and women in that program. They're great representatives of our city on the field and off the field."
Linda Jackson-Barnes is the Director of the Mayor's Office. She's helping to the plan the celebration. "It is a sign of appreciation...win or lose, that they have done a great job and they have done their best. So, we will be very proud of them win or lose, but we will win," she said.
According to the City of Winston-Salem, "Mayor Allen Joines and Valdosta Mayor John Gayle have wagered a friendly bet on their teams. Jones will send Gayle some Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Dewey's sugar cake and Texas Pete hot sauce if Valdosta State wins. If the Rams win, Gayle will send Joines a gift box of Georgia pecans."