Northwestern/Alva Homecoming Buttons to go on sale Tuesday

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Northwestern/Alva Homecoming Buttons to go on sale Tuesday

October 10, 2008

Colorful buttons designed for Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Homecoming 2008, Ranger Heroes: Legends of Northwestern will go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 14. Northwestern supporters on and off campus are encouraged to show their support by purchasing a button as a way of supporting the annual event, this year scheduled for Oct. 30, 31 and Nov 1.

Button sales chair Monica Schmidt said members of her button-sales team and members of the Northwestern/Alva Homecoming Committee will meet at noon on Tuesday in the Northwestern Student Center to kickoff the sales campaign. Schmidt will distribute packets of buttons to her sales staff, and the group will set sales goals.

“Homecoming is a great event for the area and really puts the spotlight on Alva and Northwestern,” Schmidt said. “The event brings a lot of visitors to the town, and it’s important that the whole community supports Homecoming. Purchasing buttons is one of the best ways to provide a financial foundation to keep the celebration going.”

In conjunction with this year’s theme, the button design is based off the unique design of “Guitar Hero.” Angelia Case, instructional media technician at Northwestern, designed the button.

A homecoming button sells for $10 and is a $24 value, providing admission to the Miss Cinderella Talent Show and the Miss Cinderella Pageant, each of which have a ticket price of $8, and the homecoming football game against Southern Nazarene University, with a ticket price of $8.

“By purchasing a button and showing support for homecoming, even if a person is unable to attend, is important,” Schmidt said. “The sale of buttons is the primary funding source for Homecoming. Many people buy buttons even though they will not be able to attend all the events, and many business owners purchase buttons for their staffs.”

In addition to Schmidt, button salespersons include Bill Marshall, Todd Holder, Peggy O’Neil, Donna Jordan, Gary Brown, Freddie Brown, Liz Smith, Johnny Jones, Marilyn Bouziden, Arlo Darr, Rick Cunningham, Jane Bowen, Steve Hannaford, Scott Brown, Jerry and Aleta Kohlrus, Karen Koehn, Denise Reed and Serita Simon.

In the surrounding areas, Tom Evans will sell in Cherokee at Encompass Financial Services, (580) 596-3838; Donnie Miller will sell at Miller’s Cafe in Waynoka, (580) 824-6221; Sue Reed will sell at Freedom State Bank, (580) 621-3276; and Ragina Knedler will sell at the Burlington Public Schools, (580) 431-2222.

For Northwestern, Cindy Rich will sell at the Alva campus, (580) 327-8572; Dr. Cheryl Evans in Enid, (580) 213-3105; and Dr. Deena Fisher in Woodward, (580) 256-0049.

Anyone who wants to purchase buttons and is not contacted by one of the salespersons can buy them at the Alva Chamber of Commerce office on the square, (580) 327-1647, or at the Northwestern Foundation office in the Student Center, (580) 327-8593. Those interested also can contact any of the salespersons listed above.