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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

GorillaFest tailgate set

The ninth season of GorillaFest, the free community tailgate party preceding every Pittsburg State University home football game, begins on Saturday, Sept. 9. GorillaFest will run from 4-7 p.m. in Gorilla Village, the area just east of Carnie Smith Stadium beside the University Lake.

GorillaFest was created to enhance the long-established tailgate tradition at PSU. It is designed to provide family entertainment and food options for persons who wish to enjoy the tailgate atmosphere without the hassle of traditional tailgating.

Music for the opening GorillaFest will be provided by the Dewayn Brothers, a country and bluegrass group from the Kansas City area. The Dewayne Brothers will perform in the Gorilla Village Gazebo. Games for children, face painting and Gorilla face tattoos will be offered by students from the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation. Food options in the village range from burgers, brats and barbecue to pizza, southeast Kansas fried chicken and kettle corn. The PSU Bookstore will have a wide variety of Pitt State clothing and memorabilia for sale. This year the bookstore sales have been relocated from the shelter house to a mobile sales unit nearer the stadium.

An important part of the GorillaFest tradition is the pep rally led by the Pride of the Plains Marching Band and the PSU Spirit Squad.

For more information, contact Ron Womble at 620-235-4124, kwomble@pittstate.edu.

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