PHOTO GALLERY: Sororities, fraternities decorate downtown for Homecoming

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 | 5:26 p.m. CDT; updated 4:50 p.m. CDT, Friday, October 23, 2009
Von Davis, a freshman in Sigma Nu, fills the final window on the front of Campus Bar and Grill with gold paint on Wednesday. Students from MU's Greek houses decorated storefronts of downtown businesses in preparation for this weekend's homecoming celebration.

COLUMBIA — In preparation for MU's homecoming game on Saturday, sororities and fraternities decorated the buildings of downtown Columbia. (View more pre-homecoming game photos here: PHOTO GALLERY: Homecoming tradition continues)

Campus Bar and Grill, Starbucks Coffee, and Noodles and Company are a few of the businesses participating. Each sorority and its corresponding fraternity is assigned a business to decorate its windows.

Kasey Holdinghausen of the Chi Omega sorority was in charge of the design for Noodles and Company. She chose the theme "Scaring away the competition." She says she chose this theme because Halloween and homecoming are both approaching. She and her housemates decorated the restaurant with a Truman Tiger scarecrow and other Halloween and Mizzou objects.

Amanda Klohmann of Delta Gamma was in charge of the Campus Bar and Grill window designs. She planned for lots of tiger stripes and Mizzou spirit. The groups gathered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and planned to work until 4:30p.m. when the judging began.

Amanda Klohmann, a sophomore in the Delta Gamma sorority at MU, decorates the windows of Campus Bar and Grill.
Amanda Klohmann, a sophomore in Delta Gamma at MU, decorates the windows of Campus Bar and Grill on Wednesday. Klohmann is in charge of the design.
Jordan Scotten, a sophomore in the Chi Omega sorority at MU, paints the window of Noodles and Company on Wednesday. Chi Omega, Farm House and Alpha Epsilon Pi were assigned to decorate Nothing But Noodles. Kasey Holdinghausen, a sophomore, is in charge of the design. She chose the theme, "Scaring Away the Competition," mixing Halloween and homecoming.
Abbey Trescott, a senior in the Kappa Delta sorority at MU, draws a Truman Tiger with chalk on the wall of Starbucks Coffee on Wednesday.
Laura Cayce, a junior in the Kappa Delta sorority at MU, sprinkles glitter on a 'T' as part of the window decorations outside of Starbucks Coffee.
Members of the Kappa Delta sorority decorated MU pumpkins to sit outside Starbucks Coffee on Ninth Street on Wednesday.
Emily Baldwin paints Truman the Tiger's face onto a window at Kaldi's Cafe on Wednesday afternoon. Baldwin was decorating on behalf on her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. Sororities and fraternities spread themselves throughout downtown Columbia to decorate for MU's homecoming celebration this weekend.

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Anton Berkovich October 23, 2008 | 9:06 p.m.

That's cool that the author didn't feel like leaving the area of Big 12, Starbucks, and Noodles and Company. Really covering a wide area of downtown there.

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