Northwestern Homecoming button sales begin Wednesday, Sept. 24, purchase for a chance to win $500 in Alva Chamber Bucks

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Northwestern Homecoming button sales begin Wednesday, Sept. 24, purchase for a chance to win $500 in Alva Chamber Bucks

 Homecoming button
Take advantage of 32 local merchants’ discounts and a chance to win $500 in Alva chamber bucks by purchasing a 2014 Northwestern Oklahoma State University homecoming button. The buttons designed for the 2014 Homecoming, “Ranger Games: Catching Fire,” will go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 5 p.m., during a kickoff celebration at Holder Drug.

Button salespersons are invited to pick up their packets then to begin selling buttons.

Northwestern fans on and off campus are encouraged to show their pride by purchasing a button as a way of supporting the annual event set for Oct. 16-18.  The sale of buttons is the primary funding source for Homecoming, and supporters are encouraged to buy buttons even if they will not be able to attend all the events.

Each homecoming button is numbered and has a chance to win $500 in Alva chamber bucks.  The winning button will be drawn during the homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 18, and the drawn number must be present to win. Making the button even more of a great deal, some local merchants will be offering discounts to patrons who wear a Homecoming button into their businesses during the week of Homecoming. A list of discounts and participating merchants is available at  

"The buttons pay for every aspect of homecoming” said Karen Koehn, button sales chair.  “The costs include everything from floats, to Miss Cinderella, to the banners that are strung across the streets at the downtown square.

 “We've been fortunate to keep the price of the button to $10, so everyone can afford one. The button alone saves an individual if attending both Miss Cinderella events and the football game.”          

The best way to support Homecoming is to purchase a button, the proceeds of which provide a financial foundation to ensure Homecoming remains a major event for years to come.         

A homecoming button sells for $10 and is a $38 value, providing admission to the Miss Cinderella Talent Show and the Miss Cinderella Pageant, each of which have a ticket price of $10, and tickets to the homecoming football game against Southeastern Oklahoma State University are $18.  

Angelia Case, academic projects assistant/media specialist, designed the button.

Koehn has 40 sales persons across Northwest Oklahoma and urges the community and all Rangers to buy a Homecoming button to show Ranger pride.

“Help us, Alva and Northwestern have one of the best Homecomings ever,” Koehn said.  “Ride, Rangers, Ride!”

Each building on the Alva campus will have a button sales representative. Contact Dr. Aaron Mason, associate professor of political science and co-chair of the homecoming committee, at (580) 327-8522 or to find out who is representing each building. Candace Reim, Enid student service coordinator, (580) 213-3147, will be the button sales representative for the Enid campus, while Kristen Mravinek, Woodward campus coordinator, may be contacted for buttons in Woodward at (580) 254-2503.

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 located at 502 Oklahoma Blvd., (580) 327-1647; the Northwestern Foundation office in the Student Center, (580) 327-8593; or the Northwestern business office in Herod Hall, (580) 327-8536.

Buttons also will be available at Rialto, (580) 327-0535; Sights and Sounds/Radio Shack, (580) 327-0409; Daisy Village, (580) 327-3467; and Holder Drug, (580) 327-3332. Those interested also can contact any of the listed salespersons.