Northwestern/Alva Homecoming buttons to go on sale Monday

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Northwestern/Alva Homecoming buttons to go on sale Monday

October 1, 2009

Colorful buttons designed for Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Homecoming 2009, “A Century of Ranger Pride” will go on sale Monday, Oct. 5. 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. 22-24.

Angelia Case, instructional media technician, designed the button.

 2009 Homecoming Button

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

New this year, some local merchants will be offering discounts to patrons who wear a Homecoming button into select businesses.

“Homecoming is a great event for the area and really puts the spotlight on Alva and Northwestern,” Bagley 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.”

A homecoming button sells for $10 and is a $26 value, providing admission to the Miss Cinderella Talent Show and the Miss Cinderella Pageant, each of which have a ticket price of $9, and the homecoming football game against Bacone College, with a ticket price of $8.

“Now with the added bonus of receiving a discount at select local businesses, it really does increase the value of the button,” Bagley said.

“By purchasing a button and showing support for homecoming, even if a person is unable to attend, is important,” Bagley 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, just to show support.”

In addition to Bagley, button salespersons include Bill Marshall, Todd Holder, Peggy O’Neil, Mandy Stevens, Margaret Barton, Gary Brown, Liz Smith, Johnny Jones, Marilyn Bouziden, Arlo Darr, Rick Cunningham, Steve Hannaford, Jerry and Aleta Kohlrus, Karen Koehn, Denise Reed, Monica Schmidt 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.

Cathy Brown, Northwestern-Alva retention coordinator and button sales chair, (580) 327-8547; Dr. Cheryl Evans, Northwestern-Enid dean, (580) 213-3105; and Dr. Deena Fisher, Northwestern-Woodward, (580) 256-0049 will sell buttons at their locations.

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, (580) 327-1647, or at the Northwestern Foundation office in the Student Center, (580) 327-8593. Buttons also will be available at Rialto, (580) 327-0535; Radio Shack, (580) 327-0409; and Great Indoors Furniture, (580) 327-3773. Those interested also can contact any of the salespersons listed above.