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Friday "Green and Gold Day" in City & County

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Russellville Mayor Bill Eaton and Pope County Judge Jim Ed Gibson have proclaimed Friday, Aug. 31, Green and Gold Day as a show of local support for Arkansas Tech University on the nationwide College Colors Day.

Mayor Eaton (photographed, far right) and Judge Gibson (photographed, far left) presented Arkansas Tech President Dr. Robert C. Brown with copies of the proclamations designating Friday as Green and Gold Day in Russellville and Pope County.

Arkansas Tech students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are encouraged to wear green and gold on Friday, Aug. 31, to show their support for the university.

College Colors Day was created in 2005 as a means of providing organizations and individuals with an opportunity to wear their team colors and share in the college spirit with friends and colleagues.

According to the Web site dedicated to College Colors Day, the event "strives to advocate higher education through increased public awareness and celebrates the achievements of colleges and universities."

College Colors Day is scheduled to coincide with the beginning of each new intercollegiate athletics season.

Arkansas Tech will host its first home athletics event of 2012-13 when it faces the Bacone College Warriors for a 6 p.m. non-conference football game at Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field on Saturday, Sept. 1. The contest will mark the first game on the new synthetic turf at Arkansas Tech.

Click here to learn more about the national College Colors Day initiative.