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Shenandoah University Apple Blossom Celebration Begins

Ciarra Berry

Shenandoah University is kicking off its Apple Blossom celebration with Club Carnival on Saturday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will be hosted by The Sting. Games, prizes, and food will be spread throughout Sarah’s Glen, Lot E, and Abrams Creek Amphitheatre.

Participants can enjoy many activities such as Trash Can Pong, a dunk tank, various carnival-themed games, a mechanical bull, DJ Georgie, caricature artists, and a cookout with the Sport Business Association.

All activities and food are free to the Shenandoah University community.

“Club Carnival will be an afternoon full of pink and green, games and food,” said Amanda Tintaya, the assistant director for Student Leadership & Activities, in an email. “Student leaders from across campus will come together to provide entertainment in an Apple Blossom-themed carnival with prizes and giveaways.”

Upon arrival, participants must go to the check-in table located at the entrance to Sarah’s Glen. There, Shenandoah Go green passes will be checked, and participants will receive a wristband for entrance to the event. If participants do not have a green pass, they will be asked to leave. Masks and social distancing will be required throughout the event, however, masks can be removed while eating. There will be a designated eating area near Abrams Creek Amphitheater.

The fun doesn’t stop there. After Club Carnival, The Sting will host Apple Blossom T-Shirt Tie-Dying at 3 p.m. This event is free, but T-shirts will only be available while supplies last.  

Future Apple Blossom Events

Doors in Bloom: Pink and Green Decorating Contest will take place from Monday, April 26 through Thursday, April 29. Shenandoah faculty/staff and students are invited to decorate their doors or cubicle walls in pink and green. Complete the Google form to register by noon on Thursday, April 29 to participate in the contest. The top three students will receive either $150 for first place, $75 for second place, or $50 for third place. The top three faculty/staff will receive wine flight tickets to the James Charles Winery. Judging will take place on Thursday, April 29 starting at 4 p.m. 

Blossom Bash will take place on Friday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m on the Health and Life Sciences Building lawn. This event will have Mattie’s Ice Cream, DJ Georgie, and Heavenly Heart Petting Zoo, which will be bringing Jojo the unicorn. Jojo is a mini horse that will be dressed up to look like a colorful unicorn with Apple Blossom themed colors. Thirty Apple Blossom T-shirts will also be distributed on a first come, first served basis throughout the event. 

Many more Apple Blossom events will take place throughout the upcoming week and weekend. You can find out more about the events listed above as well as what else is to come at

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