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15th annual Paint the Town Green winners bask in Homecoming 2017 theme


More than 15 Ohio University offices and local businesses flooded Athens with a mix of Bobcat and Marching 110 spirit during the annual Paint the Town Green event on Tuesday. Each incorporated a different spin on the 2017 Homecoming theme “Back in the Mix, Back on the Bricks” into the displays of OHIO pride across campus and uptown Athens.

“In year’s past, the participation wasn’t this involved,” said Joe Brenckle, Campus Relations graduate assistant and judge for this year’s Paint the Town Green competition. “It was really cool to see businesses get as involved as they did, especially the businesses that haven’t been as involved before.”

While the event is sponsored and judged by the Student Alumni Board and the Campus Involvement Center, Paint the Town Green gives members of the Athens community an opportunity to strengthen their connection with students on OHIO’s campus during Homecoming week.

“When the businesses participate, it really shows the close community that Athens has,” said Marissa Radigan, Student Development graduate assistant and Paint the Town Green judge. “Since the campus and businesses are so close together, it’s important to have a great relationship with each other. When we get the businesses involved in things, it helps grow those relationships.”

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Paint the Town Green competition!

The 2017 on-campus winners are:

Baker Cup —  The Office of Community Standards

Chubb Cup — The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

Cutler Cup — The Annex Office for the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Bromley Hall

Campus Cup — The Department of Human and Consumer Sciences

The 2017 off-campus winners are:

Best Window display — Follet’s Bookstore

Best Interior Display — Mountain Laurel Gifts

Best Representation of the Homecoming Theme — Precision Imprint

Thank you to all of the businesses and Ohio University offices who participated in the 2017 Paint the Town Green contest! Take a look at some of this year’s displays below: 

The Office of Community Standards earned the Baker Cup for its mix of music-themed decorations, handmade brick road posters and Bobcat accents.

The Office of Community Standards earned the Baker Cup for its mix of music-themed decorations, handmade brick road posters and Bobcat accents.

The Chubb Cup was awarded to The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships for its balloon-filled recreation of Peden Stadium.

The Chubb Cup was awarded to The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships for its balloon-filled recreation of Peden Stadium, complete with an office-sized football field and goal posts.

The Annex Office for the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs won the Cutler Cup.

This year's Homecoming theme brought out The Annex Office for the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs' musicality. They took home the coveted Cutler Cup for adorning their office in music notes, records and other musical art. (Photo by Joanna Stoltzfus.) 

The Department of Human and Consumer Services received the honorable Campus Cup for its explosion of green and white decorations.

The Department of Human and Consumer Services received the honorable Campus Cup for its explosion of green and white decorations. 

Follet’s Bookstore’s larger-than-life window paintings of OHIO football players and Marching 110 members earned the bookstore the Best Window Display award.

Follet’s Bookstore’s larger-than-life window paintings of OHIO football players and Marching 110 members earned the bookstore the Best Window Display award. 

The combination of OHIO gifts and Homecoming-themed signage displayed in Mountain Laurel Gifts’ window won the award for Best Interior Display.

The combination of OHIO gifts and Homecoming-themed signage displayed in Mountain Laurel Gifts’ window won the award for Best Interior Display.