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Block Party holds promise of fun for everyone


October 05, 2007

An estimated 40,000 attendees will walk through University Drive during the ASU Homecoming Block Party, which will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 27. The celebration that started just four years ago is quickly becoming the biggest event for the Sun Devil community to celebrate and show the public some of the activities taking place at the university.

Tye Thede, director of special events for ASU, says that one of the main reasons the Block Party is getting bigger and better every year is that the university’s alumni, associations, students, faculty and visitors are taking a lead role in letting everyone else know why this celebration is so special.

“The Block Party offers a great opportunity for the ASU community to just celebrate being at ASU, and at the same time learn new things that are taking place in the university,” Thede says.

Some of the activities that will be presented during this year’s Block Party include reptile exhibits, cotton spinning, a “wind wagon,” glass blowing, fat-body analysis, science demonstrations, meteorite displays, trivia games, hands-on arts and crafts, and more.

In addition to all this, the alumni from the classes of 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987 and 1997 will get the chance to reunite and make new friends at the ASU Alumni Association reunion class tents, which will feature live music, activities and nostalgia trivia.

Virgil Renzulli, the university’s vice president of public affairs, says that this is the perfect event to attend during Homecoming Week, because there are activities for everyone – especially for children, who can enjoy the Homecoming parade, the different activities available for them, and the chance to meet ASU athletes and personalities.

For more information, visit the Web site www.asu.edu/studentaffairs/ASASU/homecoming.