SWOSU University Picnic is Monday

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s annual university picnic to kick off the new school year is planned Monday, August 18, and area residents are invited to the event by purchasing tickets at the Weatherford Area Chamber of Commerce office, located at 210 W. Main Street.

Tickets are $10, and all proceeds will be used for a SWOSU scholarship that will be given to a 2015 Weatherford High School senior.

Honored guests at the picnic, hosted by President Randy Beutler, are all SWOSU employees and emeriti. They, along with their families, are admitted free.

This year’s event will be at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center. The menu will include the traditional fried chicken dinner plus trimmings. At 7 p.m., a free concert featuring the Byron Berline Band will be held in the Memorial Student Center Ballroom. The concert is part of the library’s Showcase series.