Tuftonia’s Day fireworks postponed until Sunday due to windy conditions
Published: Friday, April 27, 2012
Updated: Friday, April 27, 2012 01:04
The Tufts University Spirit Coalition (TUSC) announced today that the traditional fireworks display planned for tonight’s Tuftonia’s Day event has been postponed to Sunday night due to a forecast of heavy winds.
Tuftonia’s Day — an annual event on Fletcher Field that this year includes the world’s tallest pinball machine, an inflatable obstacle course and giveaways — usually ends with a fireworks display on the Residential Quad.
“It’s unfortunate that the wind is preventing us from having the fireworks finish on Tuftonia’s Day like they usually do, but having the fireworks at dusk on Sunday will be a great end to the weekend,” TUSC Co-Chair Jon Bird, a sophomore, said.
The Office for Campus Life made the final decision to postpone the fireworks display, according to Bird.
Bird said there are no other TUSC-sponsored or planned events that evening.
“It’s supposed to be windy, and we want to make sure that the show is safe and enjoyable for all Jumbos,” Bird said.
Tonight’s Tuftonia’s Day event will still begin at 6 p.m. on Fletcher Field and includes free cookies from John “The Cookie Guy” Piermarini, food from gourmet food trucks and laser tag inside an inflatable spaceship, in addition to other attractions.