SWOSU Parent's Day Set for September 13


Parent's Day activities will be held Saturday, September 13, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

A pancake breakfast, tailgate party, art shows and SWOSU football game are planned during the day. Also, SWOSU students will have the opportunity to win one of five $500 tuition scholarships that will be given away.

The tuition scholarships are made possible by 45 participating businesses. Students or family members can register for the scholarship drawings throughout the day at participating businesses. The winners will be announced at halftime of the 6 p.m. football game.

A tailgate party/BBQ dinner, sponsored by the SWOSU Alumni Association, will be held from 5 - 6 p.m., in the SWOSU Wellness Center. Everyone is invited. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased in advance in Room 201 of the Administration Building or purchased at the party/dinner.

The pancake breakfast will be held from 7-10 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.

Two art events are also going on that day in Weatherford. The State Oklahoma Watercolor Association Show will be held from 3-5 p.m. in the SWOSU Art Building, while the 35th annual Southwest Festival of the Arts will be held at Means Park from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to both shows, and admission is free.

The evening ends with the football game featuring the SWOSU Bulldogs as they entertain Angelo State (TX) University. Game time is 6 p.m.

Additional information about the event is available by calling 580.774.3267.

Businesses participating are Alley Anna’s; Bank of Hydro; Bank of Western Oklahoma; Benchwarmer Brown’s; B.G.’s Drive Thru; Butcher’s Clothing Co.; Casa Soto Mexican Restaurant; Caulkins Conoco; Cummins, Pontiac, Buick, GMC; Downtown Diner; Edward Jones Financial Advisors; EZ Shop; Fantastic Finds/White Elephant; First National Bank; Goldmann’s Mainstreet Hardware; It’s All About Moi at Miss Trudy’s; Itsy Bitsy Spider; Kelley Jewelers; King’s Gifts & Flowers; KWEY AM/FM Radio; La La &  Friends; Laundry Boutique; Magill Insurance Agency; MidFirst Bank; More Than Medicine; Nabors Shoe Center; O’Reilly’s Auto Parts; Pizza Hut; Premier Wireless; Ratcliffe’s Bookstore; Sears Dealer Store; Southwest Auto Parts; Southwest Cellular; Southwest National Bank; Taco Mayo; Tautfest Furniture & Appliances; The Aquarium; The Country Store; The Jiffy Trip; The Kloset; The Medicine Shoppe; The Woodshed; University Bookstore; Uptown Marketplace; Wal-Mart; and Weatherford Regional Hospital.