TOPEKA – Students, faculty and staff of Washburn University let their creative juices flow by entering the Homecoming Top Hat Decorating Contest. Participants decorated the top hats with a Washburn or Homecoming theme, “Ichabod Island,” in mind.
The 47 top hat entries will be displayed:
Monday, Oct. 12 7-10 p.m. Top Hat Decorating Contest coin voting, silent auction and wuBay auction, main level, Memorial Union
Tuesday, Oct. 13, Wednesday, Oct. 14 and Thursday, Oct. 15 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Top Hat Decorating Contest coin voting, silent auction and wuBay auction, main level, Memorial Union
Friday, Oct. 165 – 7 p.m. WU After Hours and Top Hat Decorating Contest silent auction, Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center
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 may also be purchased at a “Buy Now” wuBay 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 student activities and Greek life office, lower level, Memorial Union, 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. 16, at WU After Hours at Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. For details, call student activities and Greek life at 785-670-1723.