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NMSU invites community to Aggie Day 2007

New Mexico State University invites students and the community to enjoy music, games and food at this year's Aggie Day celebration from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 14, on the east side of Corbett Center Student Union.

Callie Long, chair of the Aggie Day 2007 Committee, said the event is a festival celebrating the founding of NMSU and its traditions and to encourage unity. The event is free to the public.

Long said there will be about 40 interactive and food vendor booths at the event from 1 to 6:30 p.m., which includes many student organizations. Flag football and volleyball tournaments also are scheduled. First and second place winners will receive gift certificates to the surf and skate shop, The Beach. A snowboard donated by The Beach will be raffled at 4:30 p.m.

In addition to the Aggie Day afternoon activities, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will sponsor a free fishing clinic for children from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the NMSU Duck Pond east of CCSU.

The main entertainment will be live music provided by the bands Kiss to Betray, Next 2 the Tracks, Heart Left Open and the headliner, Carolina Rain. The four bands will perform from 1 to 7 p.m. Carolina Rain also will play at Hurricane Alley at 10 p.m. where an electric Reynolds guitar will be given away.

In the annual Greek Sing, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., NMSU Greek organizations will perform skits or songs that will be judged.

Food booths will be hosted by the United Native American Organization, Chick-Fil-A, Aramark and Dippin Dots.

For more information on Aggie Day, call Long at (505) 646-3616.