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September 17th, 2008
The City of San Marcos Declares September 20-Texas State Strutters Day

Texas State Strutters Make Their 2008-09 Debut This Saturday Night

The world-renowned Strutters, who are celebrating their 49th year of excellence, will make their 2008-09 début this Saturday night, Sept. 20th, at the annual “Meet the Strutters” performance at 7:00 p.m. in Strahan Coliseum.

In conjunction with their debut, San Marcos mayor Susan Narvaiz declared Sept. 20, 2008, as “Meet the Strutters Day” at the latest San Marcos City Council meeting.

“The Strutters have served as ambassadors for city and brought recognition to San Marcos for nearly 50 years,” Mayor Narvaiz said. She also thanked them by presenting the Strutters with the Key to the City.

In addition to the performance, a silent auction will be held on the concourse of the Coliseum. Items being auctioned off include: week-long vacation packages to Playa del Carmen and the Tamarron Resort in Durango, Colo., NBA game tickets to the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, white water sports packages, tubing packages, collector books, several rounds of golf, gift certificates, jewelry, paintings, a Texas State quilt, iPods and more.

The Strutters will hold a garage sale in the Strahan Coliseum commuter lot from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday.

The proceeds from the silent auction and garage sale go toward financing the Strutters’ spring break tour to Chile. All three events are free for the entire family.

Founded in 1960, the the 79-member precision dance team under the direction of Susan Angell-Gonzalez, performs at Texas State intercollegiate athletic events and have held performances in 22 countries in four continents.

The Texas State Strutters recently represented Texas State University and the City of San Marcos in the NBC network television program, “America’s Got Talent,” and reached the live semifinal round of competition.

By RICK POULTER
Sports Information Director – Texas State University

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