WCU to launch 125th anniversary celebration game

art pawsAs part of Western Carolina University’s yearlong observance of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the institution, a game designed especially for local children will be kicking off Saturday, April 26, during the annual Greening Up the Mountains festival in Sylva.


The game — Where’s Paws? — is centered on Paws, the WCU Catamount mascot. Beginning April 26 and continuing through June 26, several Jackson County merchants are inviting local children to scour their places of business to find images of Paws. Children who spot Paws’ furry face at five different participating locations and submit a form indicating where they spotted the mascot will be entered into a drawing to receive prizes. Local children also will be invited to get to meet Paws at a party later this year on the WCU campus.

In addition to the Where’s Paws? contest for children, event organizers are encouraging other members of the campus and surrounding communities to snap a photo of themselves with Paws and upload it to the 125th anniversary Facebook page, www.facebook.com/wcu125


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