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Program Board cancels first Pre-Fling for inclement weather

Updated: April 12, 2019 at 7:02 p.m.

Program Board’s first Pre-Fling was canceled for inclement weather, the organization announced Friday.

Program Board wrote in a Facebook post that rescheduling the event is not “logistically and financially” possible. The organization announced earlier this semester that it would hold two Spring Fling events instead of one this year, with Pre-Fling featuring student performances and the main event staging a national headliner.

“Pre-Fling has the potential to be a staple event that we hope to continue in years to come and look forward to your support in the future,” the post read.

Instead of announcing the Spring Fling artist at the close of Pre-Fling, the musician will now be revealed during a Facebook live at 7:30 p.m., the post read.

Program Board will also hold Spring Fling in the Smith Center this year to avoid inclement weather, Caitlin Hartman, Program Board’s director of marketing, said.

Unfavorable weather conditions drew a smaller crowd to Fall Fest in September 2017.

Students who planned to attend Pre-Fling will receive a Spring Fling welcome package, which includes merchandise and a wristband that guarantees floor access in the Smith Center. The first 500 students to arrive at Marvin Center Room 433 at 7:30 p.m. Friday will receive packages, the post read.

This post was updated to reflect the following correction:
The Hatchet incorrectly reported that Fall Fest had a low turnout in 2016 because of inclement weather. The event faced weather challenges in 2017. We regret this error.

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