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UAF celebrates Starvation Gulch this weekend

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902


This weekend, the University of Alaska Fairbanks will celebrate Starvation Gulch, an annual fall tradition.

The event was first held in 1923 and includes a bonfire competition. Students use wooden pallets to try to build the most creative fire with the highest flame.

Businesses or community members who would like to donate pallets or who have questions or concerns should contact the UAF Student Activities Office at 474-6026.

The building of the Starvation Gulch bonfires will take place Saturday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Taku parking lot. The bonfires will be lit at 10 p.m. and the event will include music and a barbecue. The public is invited to attend.

CONTACT: Cody Rogers, student activities coordinator, at 907-474-6026 or via e-mail at fncbr@uaf.edu. Marmian Grimes, UAF public information officer, at 907-474-7902 or via e-mail at marmian.grimes@uaf.edu.

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