BROOKINGS – Plenty of local businesses, organizations and individuals are bringing the blue this week.

Above, Manager Lisa Steenson came up with the idea to repaint all the red on the exterior of Ray’s Corner a bright blue in honor of South Dakota State University’s game against North Dakota State University. Volunteer Peggy Morris-Ferkul painted the front, bottom trim and even the side doorway in Jacks blue early Thursday afternoon and planned to do a second coat as soon as the first one dried. (Jodelle Greiner/Register)

Below 1: Max at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota was outfitted in an SDSU jersey this week. (Children’s Museum of South Dakota Facebook photo)

Below 2: The pheasant atop the Pheasant Restaurant & Lounge was proudly wearing bright blue as well. (Jodelle Greiner/Register)

Below 3: Students at Medary Elementary got in on the fanfare by creating their own version of ESPN’s College GameDay, complete with hosts making their picks, the Dakota Marker, and fans displaying signs in the background. (Mike Lockrem/South Dakota State University)

Below 4: Erick Rangel, chief financial officer, and Chelsie Bakken, marketing and media coordinator for the City of Brookings, show off their jackrabbit ears outside the Brookings City & County Government Center this week. (City of Brookings photo)

Ears up!

BROOKINGS – The City of Brookings has challenged community members to bring the blue by making and wearing blue Jackrabbit ears and challenging others to do the same.

They’ve put forth the following Jackrabbit challenge to the community:

“The City of Brookings challenges you to bring your blue. We challenge you to print the ‘Bring Your Blue’ Jackrabbit Ears project, which is available on the website (link on the lower left side of the homepage), then get crafty (directions are included in the printout). 

“After you’ve successfully arted, place them on your head and take a selfie. Share your picture on social media and challenge your friends, coworkers, businesses and family members to do the same. Let’s Bring the Blue for the Jackrabbits, Brookings!” 

Share your selfie using the hashtags #JackrabbitChallenge and #BringTheBlue. The city also encourages community members to wear their Jackrabbit ears to the ESPN College GameDay event and SDSU football game.

COURTESY OF: The Brookings Register

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