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Purdue shows appreciation for employees, staff at Spring Fling

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Spring Fling, the annual appreciation event for faculty, staff, graduate student staff, and retirees, is set for 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 21.

Events — designed to show appreciation for the hard work of faculty and staff throughout the year — are held in and around the Recreational Sports Center.

Spring Fling organizers have planned the usual array of activities along with a few new events.

Lunch this year will boast a new menu: a turkey hoagie, chips, pretzels, carrots, trail mix, apples and ice cream. There will be a vegetarian option. Beverages will be water and soft drinks. Recycling containers will be situated around the Rec Center for disposing of beverage containers.

Traditional activities include the classic vehicle show, fitness walk, golf, trivia contest, bingo, and music. In addition, free play activities are available at the Recreational Sports Center throughout the afternoon.

Registration was due May 9 for the vehicle show, fitness walk, golf and trivia contest.

Other activities, which don’t require advance registration include yoga with graduate student staff; square dancing; yard games including corn hole, hillbilly golf, washers and horseshoes; and sand volleyball. Registration is at the site for yard games and volleyball.

In addition, the Bloodmobile will be parked outside the Rec Center for those who would like to donate blood.

Also, The Purdue University Retirees Association is sponsoring food drive for Food Finders Food Bank. PURA asks that staff members bring at least one non-perishable item when they come to Spring Fling this year.

Lunch lines will open at 11:30 a.m. at the southeast entrance to the East Gymnasium.

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