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Virginia Tech Union's annual Winterfest returns Feb. 18


   

Bungee run at Winterfest Winterfest attendees participate in the bungee run activity.


BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 3, 2012 – Virginia Tech Union’s 20th annual Winterfest will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, from noon to 4 p.m. in Squires Student Center.

The indoor featival will feature various family-friendly activities including inflatable games, a balloon artist, arts and crafts, performances, booths showcasing Virginia Tech student organizations, and free snacks such as cotton candy, popcorn, and snow cones.

The event is free and open to the public.

Since it began in 1992, Winterfest has become a successful way for Virginia Tech Union to give back to the community by providing a fun and friendly respite from the cold winter weekends.

“Winterfest is a fun day filled with activities to get students and the community out together to enjoy what we have to offer,” said Virginia Tech Union’s Director of Special Events Eroica Williams of Boyce, Va., a junior majoring in communications in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Free parking is available in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Street or the Architecture Annex Lot also on Otey Street. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200.

Virginia Tech Union is a student-run organization advised by Student Centers and Activities, a department in the Division of Student Affairs. Membership in Virginia Tech Union is free and open to all Virginia Tech students. There are 10 committees: alternative sounds, concerts, films, graphic design, house and hospitality, lively arts, public relations, speakers, special events, and web design. Visit the office in Squires Student Center for more information on becoming a member.

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 Jennifer Gibson.