HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) – With college students again and loads of snow on the bottom, Michigan Tech College (MTU) is gearing up for its annual Winter Carnival.

The occasion has been a campus custom for 101 years and has been organized by the Blue Key Nationwide Honors Society (BKNHS) since 1934.

“This yr’s theme is Scrumptious Meals for Winter Cheer,” stated MTU BKNHS President Joe Dlugos. “We tried to look again on the previous years. We’ve got all of our information on all of our previous themes, and we wished to look again and see what was totally different, what was new, what we hadn’t achieved earlier than, and the meals hadn’t been achieved.”

Many long-time favorites will return this yr, together with sweeping, curling, canine sledding and the crowning of the Winter Carnival Queen.

The campus can also be gearing up for its all-night snow sculpting occasion on Feb. 8, the primary evening of the carnival.

What these statues will appear to be is stored secret.

“All I can say is that they need to look beautiful and be actually cool and inventive meals themed statues,” stated MTU BKNHS State President Jessica Gadbury. “The Orgs have provide you with some superb concepts this yr and I am actually excited to see them come to life.”

The society additionally plans to increase the variety of exterior distributors on the carnival this yr.

“We will attempt to promote some eating places in addition to meals vehicles this yr,” Dlugos continued. “Type of following the meals theme and see if we wish to do it within the coming years.”

The society says it hopes 4 to 5 distributors will take part and be current for the in a single day construct.

For an entire schedule of all upcoming Winter Carnival occasions and their places, see the occasion web page by clicking right here.

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