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Virginia Tech Union hosts Winterfest 2011


   

Cotton candy machine at Winterfest 2010. Students enjoy cotton candy at Winterfest 2010.


BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 25, 2011 – Virginia Tech Union will host its annual Winterfest celebration on Saturday, Feb. 26 from noon until 4 p.m. in Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech. 

Winterfest is an indoor carnival that includes inflatable games, a balloon artist, performances, activity booths by student organizations as well as face painting and more. The event is free and open to the public.

Winterfest kicked off in 1992 and has been a staple winter activity for both the campus and local community ever since. Each year, thousands of attendees take part in the fun and enjoy a break from bleak, wintry weekends. Winterfest offers a variety of activities and booths for all ages. 

For the first time, Winterfest will be taking place on the same day that ESPN’s College Game Day comes to Blacksburg. Hokie fans can pack Cassell Coliseum early Saturday morning when the doors open at 8:30 a.m. and ESPN goes live at 10 a.m. After the show, head over to Squires for Winterfest. The afternoon festival will be a great way to gear up for the men’s basketball game that night when the Hokies take on the Duke Blue Devils. Winterfest is a chance to enjoy the winter day and share Hokie spirit. 

For more information, visit the Virginia Tech Union website or call (540) 231-7117. 

Virginia Tech Union is the largest programming organization at Virginia Tech hosting more than 60 events each academic year. Founded in 1969, Virginia Tech Union’s mission is to provide quality educational and social entertainment that represents the diverse culture of Virginia Tech’s students and its community. In addition, the Virginia Tech Union enhances Virginia Tech students’ out-of-classroom experience through leadership and volunteer opportunities. Virginia Tech Union is advised by the Virginia Tech Department of Student Activities, a unit within the Division of Student Affairs.  Additional information about Virginia Tech Union’s spring schedule is available online.

The Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech encompasses departments dedicated to providing a rich co-curricular experience and essential student services. Virtually every aspect of a student's life outside the classroom is represented through the division's departments.

Written by Leigh Ann Benson of Wrentham, Mass., a senior majoring in English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.