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SWOSU Students Have Chances to Win Four $500 Scholarships at Parent's Day


Parent's Day activities are this Saturday, September 10, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, and SWOSU students/parents will have the opportunity to register for four $500 scholarships that will be given away in conjunction with area businesses.

The scholarships are made possible by participating businesses. Students or family members can register for the scholarship drawing throughout the day at participating businesses. The winners will be announced at halftime of the 6 p.m. football game.

Participating businesses are:

  • Action Sports
  • All Star Video
  • The Aquarium
  • Aaron’s Sales & Lease
  • BancFirst
  • Benchwarmer Brown’s
  • Caulkins Conoco
  • CellularOne
  • Communication Solutions
  • Cummins, Pontiac, Buick, GMC
  • The Cup
  • Diamond West
  • Downtown Diner
  • Health Express Pharmacy
  • It’s All About Moi
  • KWEY AM/FM Radio
  • Kelley Jewelers
  • King’s Gifts & Flowers
  • The Kloset
  • Laundry Boutique
  • Luna Joon
  • Miss Trudy’s Past & Present
  • More Than Medicine
  • Mostly Mail
  • Nabors Shoe Center
  • Pizza Hut
  • Ratcliffe’s Textbooks
  • Salon J
  • Sears
  • Southwest Auto Parts
  • State Farm Insurance – Debbie Shepherd
  • Tautfest Furniture & Appliances
  • Weatherford Family Practice
  • Weatherford Public Library

Among other scheduled activities during the day are a pancake breakfast, tailgate party, a new event in downtown Weatherford called Weatherford Wind Fest, an art show at SWOSU, and SWOSU football.

A tailgate party/BBQ dinner, sponsored by the SWOSU Alumni Association, will be held from 5 - 6 p.m. at the Wellness Center. Everyone is invited. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased at the party/dinner.

The pancake breakfast will be held from 8-10:30 a.m. in the Memorial Student Center University Grill. The fundraising event is sponsored by the SWOSU men’s basketball team. Cost is $5 for the all-you-can-eat breakfast, consisting of pancakes, ham steak, coffee and juice. Tickets are available from team members, the SWOSU Athletic Office and will be available at the door.

SWOSU is hosting an art show from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the SWOSU Art Building. Admission is free.

Also, the Weatherford Area Chamber of Commerce and NextEra Energy are sponsoring the Weatherford Wind Fest from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. This first-time event will take place on Broadway Street between Main and Tom Stafford Streets. The event will feature music, games for the youth, exhibits and a barbeque cook-off between the Weatherford police and fire departments.

The evening ends with the football game featuring the SWOSU Bulldogs as they entertain Southern Arkansas. Game time is 6 p.m.

Additional information about the events is available by calling the SWOSU Alumni Association at 580.774.3267.