OSU’s First Cowgirl Ann Hargis will leave quite the legacy on campus following the retirement of her husband President Burns Hargis after this semester.
A legacy that is a little more tangible than expected: her closet.
Ann Hargis had donated a selection of OSU items that will be for sale at a one-day pop-up shop. All of the proceeds will benefit Pete’s Pet Posse, the pet therapy program that Ann Hargis brought to life during her time as First Cowgirl of OSU.
The shop is called the Happiest Color Corner at OSU, to represent all of the orange items that will be sold.
“These items have been hand-selected from the First Cowgirl to continue their happy orange journey with the OSU family,” a video on the Happiest Color Corner Facebook page says.
The selection was hand-picked by Ann Hargis and includes exclusive OSU scarves, including two from the name brand Hermes, according to the shop’s Instagram shop, @happiestcolorcorner.
The store will be located in the Student Union Atrium this upcoming Saturday, April 10. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Shoppers can expect to see items ranging from designer handbags to Rustic Cuff bracelets, to light-up sneakers. But mainly, shoppers can expect to see a lot of orange.
The students behind the shop are students in the Spears School of Business and were asked to help out by their entrepreneurship professor, Kyle Eastham. Kamryn Chapman is a freshman at OSU and jumped on the opportunity to help.
“We thought that it would be a great way to get some experience in marketing and entrepreneurship,” Chapman said. “And it is going to a great cause.”
Katie Tidwell is a freshman who is working on this shop and said that the items that were generously donated by Hargis have been very interesting to see and points out that it is open to everyone.
“Anyone can take home some exclusive orange items,” Tidwell said.
Ann Hargis will already be leaving a huge legacy in Stillwater, but why not have something tangible, and stylish to remember this First Cowgirl by.