By: Kate Pabich
Augie alum from all over, are coming into town this weekend.
It's drinking with a purpose tomorrow at Kavanaugh's Hilltop Tavern, the Gamma Alpha Beta fraternity at Augustana is hosting it's 29th annual Buckethead.
And yep, Bucketmaster John Bagnuolo says it's pretty much exactly how it sounds.
"It started off with just sand buckets and everyone decided to drink out of buckets and it's progressed from there and now we have a little more standardized buckets with their logo on there."
But to get a bucket and this years shirt, it comes at a cost, and organizers say most don't mind spending the extra money.
"The overall cause is to raise money for charity and that's a big draw for a lot of people."
"I think we're going to donate $3,000 maybe more, so it should be good."
And it all goes to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Aside from raising money Augie students use the event as a chance to reunite.
"Everyone looks forward to bucket head every year, if your
Greek, if your not if your alumni, everyone comes back."
Alum, Max Gailey, drove in from Chicago and says it's the weekend every college grad looks forward to.
"It's fun to come back and relive past memories fun and embarrassing... Anything we can do for the community to build it to make sure that while we're having fun that we can also help others is always a good cause"
The event isn't just for Augie students or alum, it's open to the public. It kicks off at 11 Saturday morning.