Northwestern Homecoming button sales begin Wednesday, Sept. 7; Homecoming set for Oct. 1

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Northwestern Homecoming button sales begin Wednesday, Sept. 7; Homecoming set for Oct. 1

August 30, 2016

2016 Homecoming Button

Take advantage of approximately 30 local merchants’ discounts and a chance to win $500 in Alva Chamber bucks by purchasing a 2016 Northwestern Oklahoma State University homecoming button. The buttons designed for the 2016 Homecoming, “Rangers: League of Heroes,” will go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 7, 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 Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1.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. 1, and the drawn number must be present to win. For the past two years, a Northwestern student was the winner of the Alva Chamber bucks.

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, Monday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 1. A list of discounts and participating merchants is available at

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

“We've been fortunate to keep the price of the button at $10, so everyone can afford one. The button alone saves an individual money 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 those events has a ticket price of $10, and tickets to the homecoming football game against East Central University are $18. Those cost-saving measures are complemented by the discounts at participating merchants and the $500 Chamber bucks prize.

Valarie Case, university relations specialist at Northwestern, created the concept for the button design while Angelia Case, academic projects assistant/media specialist at Northwestern, designed the button.

“We already know that Rowdy is a superhero; Angelia just made him come to life,” Valarie Case said. “We hope the Ranger family enjoys this year’s button.”

Koehn has secured 50 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 Koehn at or at (580) 327-0344, to find out who is representing each building or if interested in purchasing buttons.

Tiffany George, Enid campus administrative assistant, (580) 213-3101, and Candace Reim, Enid Student Services Coordinator, (580) 213-3147, are button sales representative for the Enid campus, while Milissa Sturgill, Woodward campus coordinator, can 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 in Alva at Rialto, (580) 327-0535; Sights and Sounds/Radio Shack, (580) 327-0409; Daisy Village, (580) 327-3467; Holder Drug, (580) 327-3332; Alva Vision Clinic, (580) 327-2393; Hair on the Square, (580) 327-0258; and LaDEEda’s, (580) 327-0382.