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Teresa Thomas

For immediate release:
April 11, 2005

Carnegie Mellon's Spring Carnival and Buggy Races Set for Thursday-Saturday, April 14-16

Please Note Traffic Alert

Event: Carnegie Mellon University's annual Spring Carnival will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 14-16, 2005.

The Sweepstakes Buggy Races, a Carnegie Mellon spring tradition since 1920, will be held Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16. If inclement weather causes the cancellation of Friday and Saturday competition, races will be held Sunday, April 17.

Where: Carnival activities will be held on the "Midway" in the Morewood Gardens parking lot across the street from Hamburg Hall on Forbes Avenue. Buggy races will be held on Schenley Drive and Tech and Frew streets.

When: Buggy races will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday, April 15-16. Carnival activities will be held from 3 to 11 p.m. Thursday, April 14; noon to 11 p.m. Friday, April 15; and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 16.

Traffic Alert: Margaret Morrison Street, Tech Street, Frew Street and Schenley Drive will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 15-16, for the Sweepstakes Buggy Races. Roads will reopen by 12:30 p.m.

The Spring Carnival schedule is available on the Web at


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