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Mark your calendarAPSU's ‘Round Up' of local alums, friends is set for Oct. 18

September 23, 2003

Although Austin Peays Homecoming is Nov. 1, its time to kick it off with the traditional Round Up Partya night of fun and fellowship designed to recruit local alumni participation in Homecoming. Round Up begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18 in the Ajax Distributing Company Pavilion, 330 Warfield Blvd.
September 23, 2003

Although Austin Peay's Homecoming is Nov. 1, it's time to kick it off with the traditional Round Up Partya night of fun and fellowship designed to recruit local alumni participation in Homecoming. Round Up begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18 in the Ajax Distributing Company Pavilion, 330 Warfield Blvd.

This marks the 11th anniversary of the event, which is sponsored by Ajax Distributing Company and Miller Lite. The evening features a barbecue-cook-off with teams competing for a cash prize, trophy and bragging rights. Their barbecue will become the evening's main course, served with “all the fixins,” Goo Goo Clusters and beverages.

Cooking teams will compete in both pork and chicken categories for the first time, with the barbecue being served directly from their booths to Round Up participants. There will be a winner in each category, plus a “Showmanship Award” for presentation.

After dinner, guests can dance to the music of the popular local band, Bump City.

The members of the planning committee for Round Up, which remains one of the most popular alumni events since its inception in 1993, are known as “Moo-vers and Shakers.” They, along with the mascot, Bessie the Cow, complement the Round Up theme.

Co-chairs of the 2003 planning committee are Sean and Gina Castleberry and Garnett and Nancy Ladd, co-presidents of the APSUNAA Montgomery County Alumni Chapter.

Round Up tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $25 per person. Tickets will be sold by the “Moo-vers and Shakers” through Friday, Oct. 10. Tickets also will be on sale through Friday, Oct. 17, at the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill, 751 North Second St.

Proceeds benefit the APSUNAA. For further information, telephone 7979.
Dennie Burke