The Paul McQuistan Hometown Hero Celebration scheduled for 11 a.m. on Feb. 22 at Heath Stadium has moved to the River Center, 3000 S. Santiam Highway.
The celebration comes after the Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII by a score of 43-8 over the Denver Broncos on Feb. 2. McQuistan has been a member of the Seattle Seahawks offensive line since 2011.
He graduated from Lebanon High School in 2001.
Mayor Paul Aziz will give McQuistan a key to the city of Lebanon, he said at the Lebanon city council meeting on Feb. 12.
“I don’t even have one, but he’s going to get one,” Aziz joked.
The Lebanon Elks Lodge will start the festivities with a “Kick-Off for McQuistan” at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, featuring music and dancing with DJ Dennis Fast. The event is free and open to the public, children may attend until 8:30, according to a press release from the city of Lebanon.
The Feb. 22 event at The River Center will include guest speakers Linn County Commissioner Roger Nyquist, McQuistan's former middle school football coach Andy Belcher and high school football coach Brad Bauer, according to the release.
“McQuistan fans are invited to bring their Seattle Seahawk fan gear and memorabilia for autographs,” according to the release.
The LHS band and choir will perform.
For more information on McQuistan events, contact the city of Lebanon at 541-258-4902.
10:30 to 11 a.m. - Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the River Center People will be invited into rectory at 11 a.m. while the Lebanon High School Band playing the fight song
11:05 a.m. – A proclamation will be made to honor McQuistan as a hometown hero.
11:08 a.m. – The LHS Choir will sing Star Spangled Banner 11:10 a.m. – Multimedia slideshow.
11:20 a.m. – McQuistan’s middle school football coach: Andy Belcher.
11:25 a.m. – High school football coach: Brad Bauer 11:30 a.m. – Linn County Commissioner Roger Nyquist.
11:40 a.m. – Aziz will present the key to the city.
11:45 a.m. – McQuistan will address fans.
Until 1 p.m. McQuistan will sign autographs and give interviews in the lobby.