Marshall Recreation Center to host third annual RecFest

Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – More than 90 exhibitors will be showcased for Marshall University students and community members this weekend during the third annual RecFest at the Marshall Recreation Center on MU’s Huntington campus.

RecFest 2011, presented by Chase Bank, runs from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. It is one of the final events of Marshall’s Week of Welcome, which begins Wednesday, Aug. 17. Admission is free. Fall classes start Monday, Aug. 22.

RecFest provides an opportunity for incoming and returning students, faculty and staff to learn about the options available to them both on campus and in the Huntington area.

A variety of local businesses will be set up on the recreation center’s 18,812 square feet of basketball court space. Several of the exhibitors will have giveaways and raffles. Huntington Cycle & Sport will give away a bicycle, the Cabell-Huntington Health Department will offer free vaccinations and health screenings, the Marshall Recreation Center will feature an interactive fitness area complete with personal trainers, Village Collection have a raffle for TOMS Shoes, and Wendy’s will serve free treats.

Entertainment planned during the event includes The Drew Dunbar Band presented by Route 60 Music performing outside. WMUL-FM’s Rudeboyz will provide music inside the recreation center, the recreation center will offer free repelling from the third floor to the basketball courts, T-shirts will be given out, and the first 1,000 visitors will receive free magnetic dry erase boards courtesy of MU Against Tobacco.

A large number of Marshall University student groups and campus organizations will be present at RecFest as well.

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