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Castles made of canned food and a recycled materials fashion show highlight Drury’s Greek Week

For Immediate Release: April 16

Andrea Battaglia
Director of Greek Life and Student Involvement
Office: (417) 873-6854

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Apr. 16, 2010 — Castles made of canned food and a fashion show featuring “clothes” made from recycled materials highlight Drury University’s Greek Week, April 19-23. Greek Week is a series of events held by all on-campus Greek organizations promoting Greek Life and campus and community involvement.

This year, Greek Life is teaming up with Drury Volunteer Corps and Student Union Board to host Project Panther, an event to promote recycling and to collect food for Ozarks Food Harvest. On Wednesday, April 21, from 6-9 p.m. in Drury’s Weiser Gym, groups will compete in two events: creating an outfit out of recycled materials and building a castle out of donated cans. The fashion show runs from 6-7:30 p.m., and the can castle building competition goes from 7:30-9 p.m.

Project Panther is open to the public. Cost of admission is a canned food item that the competitors can use to build their castles. All canned goods will be donated to Ozarks Food Harvest. The winning groups will earn a cash donation to the charity of their choice.

Other Greek Week events include:

  • Top Chef competition, Monday
  • Recess Games, Tuesday
  • Puppy Parade and All-Greek Barbeque, Thursday
  • Greek Excellence Awards, Friday

For more information regarding Project Panther please contact Brennan Scott at or (540) 588-7601. For more questions regarding Drury University Greek Life, please contact Andrea Battaglia at or (417) 873-6854.


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