This image shows head coach E. C. Duggins handing a box to football player Lester Hardin during a football banquet being held in Welborn Cafeteria, built 1925, at Appalachian State Teachers College (1929-1967) on December 11, 1952. Hardin was given a travel bag and a Morocco wallet as going away presents. The banquet was attended by around 200 people, including faculty, staff, administrators, and students. Awards were given to outstanding members of the Mountaineer Football Team for 1952-53, and Coach E. C. Duggins distributed letters to deserving team members. The guest speaker for the event was Charles Elledge, principal of Marion High School.
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