Block Party postponed due to rain

Showers put a damper on Butler University’s annual Block Party, forcing coordinators to call off the event shortly after it began yesterday afternoon.

The event has been rescheduled for Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. on the South Mall, according to Jen Agnew, assistant director of the PuLSE Office.

Block Party gives new students an outlet to meet new people while exploring various ways to get involved on campus.

Butler’s 150 student organizations depend heavily on the event in order to garner interest and boost membership, especially among freshmen.

Junior Ariel Rudd, a Students Government Association Operations Board member, said the SGA tent saw significant traffic despite the rain.

“In the 30 minutes we were set up, we filled three or four sign-up pages for the Freshman Caucus,” Rudd said.

Sophomore exploratory major Tyler Laughlin is getting settled after transferring to Butler and was disappointed to hear that Block Party had been canceled.

“I had heard a lot of good things about the event and was really excited,” Laughlin said.

Although it rained on the initial parade, Laughlin and other first year students will have another chance to enjoy Block Party this Friday.

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