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Contact: Kimberly Zimmerman

For immediate release:
April 15, 2002


Carnegie Mellon's Spring Carnival and Buggy Races Set for Thursday-Saturday, April 18-20

EVENT: Carnegie Mellon University's annual Spring Carnival will be held this Thursday through Saturday, April 18-20. This year's theme is "Inside Out: It's What's Inside that Counts."

The Sweepstakes Buggy Races, a Carnegie Mellon tradition since 1920, will be held Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20. If inclement weather causes the cancellation of Friday and Saturday competition, races will be held Sunday, April 21.

WHEN: Carnival activities will be held from 5 - 11 p.m., Thursday, April 19; 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday; April 19; and 11 a. m. - 10:45 p.m., Saturday, April 21. Fireworks will be held at 9:30 p.m., Saturday. Buggy races will be held from 8 a.m.- noon, Friday and Saturday, April 19-20.

WHERE: Carnival activities will be held on the "Midway" in the Morewood Gardens parking lot across the street from the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management on Forbes Avenue. Buggy races will be held on Margaret Morrison, Tech and Frew streets, and Schenley Drive.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Margaret Morrison Street, Tech Street, Frew Street and Schenley Drive will be closed from 6 a.m. - noon on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, for the Sweepstakes Buggy Races.

CONTACT: Carnegie Mellon's Kimberly Zimmerman at 412-268-2900. The Spring Carnival schedule is available on the Web at


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