'Get the Red Out' Planned for Sept. 8
Contact Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (Aug. 20, 2012) – Becoming a University of Central Missouri and Warrensburg community tradition, the annual Get the Red Out celebration offering family fun and opportunities for local businesses and non-profit organizations, is planned for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.
This cooperative community event will take place on Holden Street, between South and Clark streets, under sponsorship of the university, 90.9 The Bridge, KMOS-TV, and the Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. Everyone is invited to join in the activities showing their support for UCM and its athletic teams.
“Get the Red Out is a great opportunity to bring members of the local and university communities together to celebrate the beginning of a new academic year on the same day the Mules host their first home football game of the season. A year ago, the free street fair attracted more than 5,000 people, and we’re hoping to exceed that number in 2012,” said Robin Krause, director of marketing and promotions.
Get the Red Out will include inflatables and games for the kids, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Star Wars characters, hoop shooting with the Mules and Jennies basketball teams and more. Everyone who attends the event is encouraged to stay and watch the Mules take on Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats at 1:30 p.m. at Audrey J. Walton Stadium, where it also will be Military Appreciation Day.
Businesses, profit/non- profit organizations, student organizations and others who would like to share information about their business, products, organization or project are also invited to participate in Get the Red Out. Krause said the event is a great way to get information into the hands of new students, faculty, staff and new community members. Anyone who would like to register a booth is asked to complete the online registration form at ucmo.edu/gtro and submit it no later than Monday, Sept. 3. Only online registrations will be accepted, and there is no charge to enter a booth.