Winners of Missouri Southern State University’s annual Paint the Town Green & Gold event were announced Friday, Oct. 23.

Atlas Safe Rooms was the Joplin town winner during 2015's Paint the Town.

Atlas Safe Rooms was the Joplin town winner during 2015’s Paint the Town.

“Paint the Town is an annual event that coincides with Missouri Southern’s Homecoming Week,” said Landon Adams, director of Student Activities. “It’s a way for our supporters to show their Lion pride.

“This year, we had more than 50 businesses participate. We had participants from Joplin, Carl Junction, Carthage, Webb City and Neosho. As always, it was incredibly hard to choose the winners because we had so many phenomenal displays.”

The winners were:

Best Interior: TownePlace Suites Joplin

Best Exterior: LaFerla Ortho

Most Detailed: Homewood Suites by Hilton

Most Unique: Residence Inn Joplin

Most Spirited: Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri

Carl Junction Town Winner: Footprints & Friends Preschool, Inc.

Carthage Town Winner: Fair Acres Family YMCA

Joplin Town Winner: Atlas Safe Rooms

Neosho Town Winner: Neosho Chamber of Commerce

Webb City Town Winner: Henkle’s Ace Hardware

All participants received two tickets to the 37th annual Homecoming Picnic, tickets to the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 24, a university window decal and a spirit flag.

Town winners will receive recognition at the Homecoming game and two basketball ticket mini-packs. Winners in the other categories will receive recognition at the game and a 15-second basketball spot on the video board.