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NMSU invites the Las Cruces community to attend Aggie Day

Entertainment, food, carnival rides and other activities will take over University Avenue between Espina Street and Jordan Road from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 17, as New Mexico State University celebrates its tradition of working with the Las Cruces community.

ay was developed by the College of Agriculture and Home Economics Council (CAHE) and the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity to promote collaboration among students, campus organizations and the community.

"New Mexico State University has so much to offer by means of its diverse organizations and collegiate clubs," said Chad Rabon, Aggie Day co-chairman for CAHE Council.

More than 140 booths will showcase campus organizations from 3 to 6 p.m. Booths will feature games and entertainment, raffles, community health testing and information about the university.

Musical performances will be featured at two main stages. Entertainment will include bands, singers, rappers, step performances, cultural performances and martial artists. The annual Greek Sing competition also will be held on Aggie Day.

A carnival will be located in the Kent Hall parking lot near Solano Drive on University Avenue from Friday, April 16, to Sunday, April 18.

For those who attend Aggie Day, prizes such as an all-access parking pass, scholarships to the bookstore, money cards and donated gifts from local businesses will be raffled off.

Rashaad Williams, Aggie Day co-chairman for Kappa Alpha Psi, said the event was created to establish campuswide unity and show appreciation for the support of the Las Cruces community.

The event is free. For more information, visit the Aggie Day Web site at www.nmsu.edu/aggieday.