Oct. 18-24 will be Paint the Town Purple week in support of the University of Central Arkansas homecoming. Wednesday is the last day to order T-shirts and business decorating packages from the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. A highlight of the week follows:

Oct. 18-24

• Businesses are encouraged to Paint the Town Purple by decorating the inside and outside of their businesses.      

• Business decorating packages are available for $10 per package.  

•  A Paint the Town Purple business decorating contest will be held in two categories : 1. Paint the Town Purple Spirit  2. Best Decorating 

Businesses wanting to participate in the contest must complete a business decorating contest form. The form is available in the chamber lobby. Forms must be returned by no later than Friday to be included in the contest. 

• Businesses are encouraged to have purple special offers and promotional items.  

• The chamber asks businesses to support Paint the Town Purple and UCA by including the UCA Bear, “We Back the 

Bears!” and “We support Paint the Town Purple!” in advertising and marquees.  

Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

• On Oct. 20, all businesses are encouraged to wear Paint the Town Purple T-shirts to work and to the pep rally. 

• A communitywide UCA pep rally celebration, which will include a chant competition for most spirited group, will be at 5:30 p.m. at the UCA Farris Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring a can of food for the needy.   

Oct. 23 

• Wear your Paint the Town Purple, UCA T-shirt or purple to work to show support for the Bears!  

Oct. 24 

• The homecoming parade will be at 2:30 p.m. at UCA. Entry forms and release forms are available at www.uca.edu/homecoming. Contact 501-852-7463 with any questions about the parade. Businesses are encouraged to participate.  

• Tailgating before the game. 

• UCA vs. Nicholls State at 6: p.m. at Estes Stadium.