And the State Fair Giveaway is … a St. Thomas Purple Bag! St. Thomas Newsroom March 19, 2014 University Relations is ordering purple tote bags for Minnesota State Fair goers. Departments, schools, colleges, clubs and organizations can order bags for their own use and take advantage of a volume discount.The art will be different from last year’s bag, but distinctively “St. Thomas” with white print on both sides.The bags cost $0.56 each. To order bags for your purposes, contact Joanne Pauley in University Relations, (651) 962-6407, by Monday, April 7, and include the following information:Number of bags wantedDepartment contact informationPreferred campus delivery locationYour index and account codesThe charge will go against this fiscal year’s budget as the bags will be delivered to UST before June 30. After the fair ends, delivery will be coordinated with those who ordered bags.