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Pittsburg prepares to Paint The Town Red for PSU

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED AUGUST 30, 2013 BY PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY

Pittsburg residents see red

It's not unusual to see red in Pittsburg,where crimson and gold have been the Pitt State colors for nearly a century.But next week there will be an abundance of the color that psychologists saystimulates the heart to beat faster and causes respiration to become morerapid.

Paint the Town Red is the annual communitycelebration leading up to the first home football game for the Gorillas.Organized by the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, the event involvesschools, businesses and individuals in a variety of activities that showsupport for the Gorillas and the university.

Some research indicates that wearing thecolor red, commonly considered to represent strength and vitality, can evengive sports teams a slight edge on the field. Organizers of Paint the Town Redsay they certainly hope so.

 

Wednesday

Paint the Town Red events begin onWednesday, Sept. 4, with the judging of the school decorating contest,sponsored by Pitsco Education. Judging will take place throughout the day atthe five elementary schools in Pittsburg.

 

Thursday

On Sept. 5, judges will tally scores foron-campus decorating as well as residential displays throughout Pittsburg. At 6p.m., Pizza Hut and Jock's Nitch Sporting Goods will sponsor a Pep Rally andcelebration of Gus Gorilla's 90th birthday, including free pizza and cake, inGorilla Village.

 

Friday

On Sept. 6, Paint the Town Red judges willrate business displays throughout the day. At 1:30 p.m., there will be a PSUathlete autograph session at Carnie Smith Stadium and at 2 p.m., Pittsburgthird graders will gather for a balloon launch on the football field. From5:30-8 p.m., BMO Harris Bank and Freddy's Frozen Custard will sponsor a "FindGus and Wish Him a Happy Birthday" event downtown. Gina B. Pinamonti, D.D.S.,and Pinamonti Physical Therapy and Wellness Center will sponsor a 5k race andkids fun run at 7 p.m., beginning at the Colonial Fox Theater. The day'sactivities will conclude with a showing of "Madagascar 3" at the Colonial Foxat 8:30 p.m.

 

Saturday

Parking lots will open at 7 a.m. On Sept.7, so tailgaters can begin setting up for their first tailgate of the season.From 5-6 p.m., PSU's Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations will host a90th birthday celebration for Gus, PSU's beloved mascot, in the Alumni ShelterHouse in Gorilla Village. There will be free ice cream for the first 300 guestsand a balloon artist to entertain the children. Shane Duling will be playing inthe Gazebo for GorillaFest and a variety of food vendors will offer everythingfrom Pizza to hot wings and sweet potato fries.

Judging for the Gorilla Grillmastercompetition will take place at 5 p.m. in Gorilla Village. Kickoff for the gameagainst Northeastern State University is at 7 p.m.

 

For information about any of these events,contact Anna at the Pittsburg Area Chamber of commerce, 620-231-1000 or visit www.PittsburgAreaChamber.com.

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