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October 2012 News Releases

Washburn's top hat contest to benefit United Way

Student, faculty, staff of Washburn University and the community are letting their creative juices flow by entering the Homecoming top hat decorating contest. Participants decorate top hats with a Washburn or homecoming theme, “Washburn Odyssey: Bods in Space,” in mind.

The 40 top hat entries will be displayed:

Oct. 22, 5-5:30 p.m. and 7 – 9:30 p.m., Washburn lounge, Memorial Union
Oct. 23-26, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., main level lobby, Memorial Union

Top hats will be judged in the following categories: Most Creative, Best Reflects Homecoming Theme, and Best Reflects Washburn Spirit.

During Homecoming, the campus community will cast votes by placing change in a jar for a particular hat. All money collected will be donated to the university’s campaign for United Way of Greater Topeka.

Top hats also may be purchased at a “Buy Now” price. A top hat can be bought for the “Buy Now” price of $50. To purchase your favorite top hat at the “Buy Now” price, visit the Students activities and Greek life office immediately and make payment. Hats will remain on display with a “Purchased by…” sign throughout Homecoming week.

At the end of the week, the top hats will be auctioned off, during a silent auction, 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26 at Washburn After Hours, Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. For details, call student activities and Greek life at 785-670-1723.


Student activities and Greek life, 785-670-1723
Amanda Hughes, university relations, 785-670-2153