Media Advisory: Halloween forecast for WVU: Pumpkin showers

October 28th, 2008

* WHAT :* 21st annual Pumpkin Drop

  • WHEN :* Friday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m.rain or shine
  • WHERE :* Engineering Sciences Building, Evansdale Campus
  • WHO :* More than 1,000 people of all ages are expected to attend. The WVU student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers is sponsoring the event.
  • DETAILS :* Participants have to design an apparatus to protect their pumpkins when dropped 11 floors from the top of the Engineering Sciences Building. A team of faculty, staff and students will monitor pumpkin containers for size, weight, safety and design, as well as judge how close surviving pumpkins land to the designated target. Prizes to be awarded: first place, $50; second, $25; and third, $10.

Various engineering groups will have displays, and there will be refreshments for sale. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House.