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PHOTO GALLERY: Students, businesses give downtown a dose of Homecoming spirit

Thursday, October 13, 2011 | 8:25 p.m. CDT; updated 8:57 a.m. CDT, Friday, October 14, 2011
Dana Aleman, left, and Emily Hipp paint the front window of Quinton's Bar and Deli on Thursday. The theme of each window varied, but Truman the Tiger was visible in most. Decorate The District was an easy way for student organizations to get involved with Homecoming, Carrie Bien, coordinator for student programs for the Mizzou Alumni Association, said.

Greek pairings, residence halls and student organizations participated in Decorate The District, an event to decorate the windows and storefronts of downtown businesses for MU Homecoming. Work started at 10 a.m. Thursday, and decorations will stay up until 2 p.m Sunday. Judging will take place at about 4 p.m. Thursday.

Students from Kappa Alpha Theta and Delta Tau Delta add the finishing touches to the main window of Campus Bar and Grill on Thursday afternoon. Greek pairings, residence halls and other campus organizations decorated businesses around downtown in preparation for Homecoming weekend. The decorations were judged at about 4 p.m. Thursday
Students participate in Decorate The District on Thursday morning as part of the Homecoming activities. Greek pairings, residence halls and student organizations were assigned a business storefront to decorate. Participation increased from 30 to 44 groups this year.
Lauren Parr, left, and Carmelita Taylor discuss the gold streamers being hung by Giancarlo Devich. All three are residents of Hudson Hall and were decorating Ingredient Restaurant on Ninth Street. Greek pairings, residence halls and student organizations that are participating in Homecoming had to decorate the storefronts of their assigned business in The District.
Allie Bock paints the front window of Quinton's Bar and Deli on Thursday morning before Homecoming weekend. Bock and other students from Little Sisters of the Gold Rose designed and decorated Quinton's. Carrie Bien, coordinator for student programs for the Mizzou Alumni Association, said participation in Decorate The District increased this year because it is an easy and inexpensive way for organizations to get involved in Homecoming.
Emily Kraxberger draws Truman the Tiger on the front window of Kaldi's Coffee in the The District on Thursday.

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