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August 21, 2012

Lights on Stillwater slated Wednesday night at plaza at football stadium

STILLWATER, Okla. — Organizers are expecting more than 10,000 people to attend and participate in the 26th annual Lights on Stillwater Wednesday night on the Oklahoma State University campus.

The festival will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the plaza on the north side of Boone Pickens Stadium.

The event, sponsored by the Student Government Association, is a chance for students, campus associations, the city and merchants to interact, OSU Campus Life Director Kent Sampson said.

Sampson said there were 148 booths last year, and more are expected this year.

There will also be several activities, including games of chance, a climbing wall, balloon artists, face painting and several food vendors. The NewsPress will distribute the latest issue of Stilly magazine.

SGA Vice President Blaine Hufnagel said the list of vendors includes a woman who will travel from Woodward to display her fitness and wellness program.

A gate at the football stadium will be open so that students can view the stadium. Highlights of last year’s Fiesta Bowl will be shown on video screens.

The Johnny Cooper Band, a Red Dirt group from Nashville, will headline the musicians on the east end of the plaza. Hip-hop comedy violinist Josh Vietti will begin performing at 6 p.m., followed by a dance performance by the International Students Association.

“I’m excited that we are working with the athletics department this year,” said Hufnagel. “I think students will enjoy going into the stadium, watching the videos. I think where we are at this year, at the stadium, it will give people a chance to come out and see our amazing athletic facilities. And there will be a booth for just about everything, and there will be a lot of freebies given away.”

Admission is $1 or a can of food that will be given to the Central Oklahoma Action Agency.

Sampson said the city of Stillwater will block off Hall of Fame Avenue during the celebration.

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