Thursday, October 21, 2010 | 8:37 p.m. CDT;
updated 8:40 p.m. CDT, Friday, October 22, 2010
COLUMBIA — Student organizations, such as sororities Kappa Alpha Theta and Kappa Kappa Gamma; fraternities Sigma Nu and Alpha Gamma Sigma; and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Student Council painted downtown windows on Thursday in preparation for Homecoming.
Some groups had planned designs and lead designers while others free-styled their paintings. Sororities and fraternities partnered to paint designs at different downtown businesses including Kaldi's, Yogoluv, Shakepeare's Pizza and more.
Some groups worked all day on decorations.
Freshman Kaylen Knepp, a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, helps decorate the windows of Shakespeare's Pizza for homecoming weekend on Thursday. Knepp said that they had general ideas of what they wanted do with the windows, but mostly showed up and just did whatever they wanted.
Sophomore Ellyn Turner, a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, helps decorate the windows of Shakespeare's Pizza on Thursday. Every year fraternities, sororities and other MU organizations decorate windows downtown as part of the homecoming competition.
Patrick Gibson, 24, drinks a coffee at Kaldi's while Kappa Alpha Theta members Aubrey Johnson and Jordan Sievers, both freshmen at MU, decorate windows on Thursday. Gibson said that the activities outside were only a minor distraction to his coffee break, but he did find it slightly awkward.
Senior Wes Delane, a member of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Student Council, works on decorating the window of Yogoluv for homecoming weekend on Thursday. Work on the Yogoluv windows began around 9 a.m., and the council had until 4 p.m. to complete their decorations. "I have a feeling we are going to be here until 4 to get this done," Delane said.
Sophomore Emily Armstrong, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, works on homecoming window decorations outside Kaldi's on Thursday, October 21st, 2010. Armstrong was one of the main designers of the window decoration and was overseeing much of the work being done.