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September 28, 2010

Vote for your 2010 Homecoming Royalty!!

The time you have all been waiting for is here! Homecoming 2010 Royalty Voting is now available online. Please visit and log-in with your x500 and password. You will be able to rank your Royalty King and Queen choices for Homecoming 2010:

Queen Candidates:
Alexa Bailey
Mallory Darst
Ashley Kelnhofer
Betsy Linehan-Skillings
Maya Suresh

King Candidates:
Henrique Akaishi
Jermaine Elliott
Eric Olsen
Matt Pearson
Ben VandenWymelenberg

Thank you for voting! The Royalty Court has been very busy this week with their own competitions including a Visual Essay, University-Trivia, and Name that Tune. They are gearing up for their Formal Interviews tomorrow. Come see the court at events throughout the week, including Friday night at the Parade and Pep Fest, where coronation for your Homecoming 2010 King and Queen will proceed. We hope to see your support for these candidates on Friday night!

We are excited to see you throughout this week as we paint the town gold!

Until next time-


September 24, 2010

Color Me Golden

One of the newest activities to Homecoming this year is the addition of a coloring contest for children ages 4 and under, 5-8 and 9-12. We accepted colored images of Goldy Gopher and after careful consideration the judges have picked the winners. (I must add, I heard the decision was INCREDIBLY difficult as all of the submissions were fantastic) Great job to everyone who took the time to color Goldy Gopher!

It is my pleasure to announce the age division winners are:

Jessica Aarsvold of Altura, MN, age 3
Anton Jahn-Vavrus of Minneapolis, MN, age 7
Laura Christianson of Lake Lillian, MN, age 10
Nick Aarsvold of Altura, MN, age 12

These individuals receive a prize pack at the Homecoming Parade!

And now, the moment we've all been waiting for. The Grand Prize Winners are:

Freddy Stolz of Chanhassen, MN, age 4
Mackenzie McKay of Grand Rapids, MN, age 8

These two receive a prize pack and will ride in the Homecoming Parade on Friday, October 1st!

Congratulations to all of our winners and all of the contestants, you truly made this a success! We look forward to receiving submissions for the Homecoming Coloring Contest again next year!

Until next time-


September 5, 2010

Something for you to think about Day and Night...

In case you haven't heard Gold Town, KID CUDI is coming to Homecoming 2010: Paint the Town Gold!! We are excited to offer a concert for University of Minnesota students only, so be ready to purchase your tickets beginning Saturday September 25th at 11:00pm Online. Continue to check this website for any details and the ticket link.

Until next time-