The Harford Owl has gotten a makeover. Screech the Owl, the Harford Community College mascot, is sporting a new look this season.

The new mascot outfit was unveiled before the Fighting Owls women’s and men’s basketball games against rivals Cecil College Seahawks on January 25. As part of the celebration, Screech broke through a banner, strutted his stuff, and entertained the crowd.

It was time to update Screech because the old mascot costume was extremely hot and the design of the head made it very difficult for the wearer to see. The new costume includes a cooling vest to help keep the wearer cool on the hottest of days, a head that is made so that it is easier to see, and several other new and improved features.

Screech will support the College and its Athletics program in many ways. For example, he will keep sports fans of all ages entertained and pumped up during athletic events. In addition, he will help provide school spirit to our diverse campus community when he appears at various College events.

Be sure to check out Screech when he makes his next scheduled appearance.