Parent's Day Activities Planned September 11 at SWOSU


Parent's Day activities will be held Saturday, September 11, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Among the scheduled activities during the day are a pancake breakfast, tailgate party, art shows in downtown Weatherford and at SWOSU, and SWOSU football. Also, SWOSU students will have the opportunity to win one of five $500 scholarships that will be given away.

The scholarships are made possible by 35 participating businesses (see below). 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. just south of Milam Stadium. Everyone is invited. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Burton House on the SWOSU campus or 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 3-5 p.m. in the SWOSU Art Building. Admission is free. Also, the Weatherford Arts Council is hosting its 2nd annual Weatherford Art Walk in downtown Weatherford. The event will take place throughout the day. The art walk will feature an exhibition of artworks in all visual media.

The evening ends with the football game featuring the SWOSU Bulldogs as they entertain West Texas A & M University. Game time is 6 p.m.

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

Parents/students can register at the following businesses/sponsors: The Aquarium; Benchwarmer Brown’s; Cummins, Pontiac, Buick, GMC; Kelley Jewelers; The Kloset; Downtown Diner; Nabors Shoe Center; Caulkins Conoco; Ratcliffe’s Textbooks; King’s Gifts and Flowers; Tautfest Furniture & Appliances; More than Medicine; Uptown Market Place; The Medicine Shoppe; KWEY AM/FM Radio; The Factory Connection; It’s All About Moi; University Bookstore; and Southwest Auto Parts.

Also, Sears Dealer Store; Comfort Inn & Suites; The Jiffy Trip; O’Reilly’s Auto Parts; Pizza Hut; Miss Trudy’s Past & Present; Weatherford Public Library; Taco Mayo; Laundry Boutique; Zeva’s Restaurant; Action Sports; Mazzio’s; The Cup; Mayan Sun; Heapin’ Helpin’s; and Casa Soto.