Tech acquire cruise goes immature on Sunday

August 21, 2014 - Picnic Time

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Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 6:00 pm

Tech acquire cruise goes immature on Sunday

An estimated 8,500 students will have dinner, watch a Virginia Tech cheerleaders perform, accommodate associate students and douse themselves in Hokie suggestion during a annual Welcome Picnic during Lane Stadium on Sunday.

Scheduled for 4:30 to 6 p.m., this year’s festivities will be a zero-waste eventuality for a initial time.

“In a past, food was served in froth to-go containers and thrown in a trash,” pronounced Rial Tombes, sustainability coordinator for dining services. “This eventuality would fill an whole roll-off enclosure — between 30 and 40 cubic yards of trash. This year, we will be regulating compostable to-go containers, as good as compostable mechanism kits. Everything will be compostable solely for a libation containers, that are recyclable.”

Tombes pronounced a vast partial of creation a eventuality a success is proffer support from students and university village members. Waste stations with recycling bins subsequent to compost bins will be set adult via a South Concourse of Lane Stadium, with volunteers instructing attendees on where to chuck their compostables and recyclables.

Those who would like to proffer can pointer adult to proffer at Virginia Tech’s website.

This year’s module will underline coaches and group members from a men’s and women’s basketball and soccer teams, a volleyball group and a football team. The Virginia Tech HighTechs, Virginia Tech cheerleaders and a Marching Virginians will also perform.

Food supposing by Personal Touch Catering will be set adult on South Concourse.

Guest tickets can be purchased for $11.35, money only. The eventuality will be hold sleet or gleam in a South End Zone.

The annual Welcome Picnic during Lane Stadium is sponsored by a Division of Student Affairs and a Department of Athletics.

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by Virginia Tech


Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 6:00 pm.

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