Fifth Annual Block Party to Celebrate Start of School

August 21, 2009 OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University will host the fifth annual Wildcat Block Party for students, faculty, staff and the community on Aug. 28 at the university’s Ogden campus.

The theme of this year’s block party is “Rock Around the Block.” The event will feature entertainment, performances, music, food and contests for audiences of all ages.

A pancake breakfast at 8:15 a.m. will kick off the day’s festivities, with campus and community booths opening at 8:30 a.m. Activities scheduled include a rock climbing wall, concerts by local bands and a pep rally at noon featuring the WSU band, coaches and student-athletes. A barbecue lunch will be served beginning at 11 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event organizers hope to establish a Guiness World Record for the largest organized water fight ever. Immediately following the midday pep rally, the Wildcat Water War will be held on the lawn northwest of Elizabeth Hall. Free squirt guns will be provided to the first 500 participants. The water battle is expected to begin around 12:30 p.m.

“With the start of the new school year, there is a lot of excitement on campus,” said Nikki Nicholas, Wildcat Block Party chair. “The block party allows the Weber State community to get involved and start off the new school year right.”

The event will feature more than 100 campus clubs and organizations, academic departments and community businesses and agencies. Additional booths and tables are still available.

The festivities will culminate “Welcome Week,” the first week of classes during fall semester. Activities are free and open to the public.

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Contact:
Nikki Nicholas, Wildcat Block Party chair
801-626-7850 · nnicholas@weber.edu
Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
801-626-7212 • jkowalewski@weber.edu