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Tonight: Twelfth Night snowball fight in store for Loyola

Loyola press release - January 6, 2014

A “throw me something, mister!” at Loyola University New Orleans is more likely to be answered with a flying snowball than colorful beads during Twelfth Night. The university is blanketing its front lawn with more than 20 tons of manufactured snow tonight, Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. to ring in the official start of Carnival season. Loyola alumni and friends are also hosting a separate 6 p.m. viewing party in the Thomas Hall plaza fronting St. Charles Avenue to welcome the Phunny Phorty Phellows as they roll by on the streetcar.

Students and neighbors can not only play in the white stuff illuminated by festive purple and green lights, they can also sample and vote for their favorite Mardi Gras king cake. The seventh annual Sneaux@Loyno event is sponsored by the Office of Co-Curricular Programs and the Loyola Student Government Association. It will take place on the Marquette lawn on Loyola’s main campus.

The Loyola Alumni Association and the College of Business Alumni Board is hosting the Twelfth Night Celebration to watch the Phunny Phorty Phellows, a New Orleans tradition that first took to the streets in 1878 and was revived in 1981. Attendees can enjoy appetizers, king cake and cocktails while networking with fellow College of Business graduates and faculty. The cost is $15 per person or $10 for young alumni from the classes of 2003 through 2013. Buy tickets for the event online.

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