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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

GorillaFest includes logo birthday party

A birthday party will be the highlight of this week’s GorillaFest, the free communitywide tailgate party held before each Pittsburg State University home football game.

According to Ron Womble, director of news services and media relations at PSU, visitors to this week's GorillaFest (Sat., Oct. 7) will be invited to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the creation of the university’s popular gorilla logo. A brief birthday party is planned at the conclusion of the pep rally led by the Pride of the Plains Marching Band and the PSU Spirit Squad. The pep rally begins at about 1:10 p.m.

The creator of the logo, Michael Hailey, will be on hand to help Gus Gorilla, PSU President Tom Bryant and several others cut a birthday cake. There will be enough cake for the first 500, Womble said.

GorillaFest is held in Gorilla Village just east of Carnie Smith Stadium. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue until kickoff, which is 2 p.m. In addition to a variety of tailgate foods for sale, visitors will see various student booths and activities. Free games for kids, sponsored by students in the Department of Human Performance, Health and Recreation, will begin at noon.

The band for this week's GorillaFest will be Cousin Eddie, a classic rock band from Girard.

For more information, call 620-235-4124 or send an e-mail message to kwomble@pittstate.edu.

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