Venetian Festival

By: Ian MacDonald

Once again this year Tech will be putting on their annual Venetian Festival. While most of you know what it’s all about, I’ll explain it anyway, mainly for the freshman and anyone who’s brain has been fried from cramming for A.P. Tests recently. In all seriousness however, every year, Tech hosts the Venetian Festival, a fundraiser for the Alliance for Lupus and Knighttour Foundations. The festival helps raise awareness for Pediatric Cancer, which is any type of cancer affecting children, and Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect any part of the body. Lupus represses the immune system’s ability to tell foreign invaders from the body’s own healthy organs, causing the immune system to attack the body’s own healthy tissue. The Venetian Festival is Tech’s way of helping to raise awareness for the disease as well as money to donate to help find a cure. It’s a charity that’s very close to the hearts of the Tech family. The festival will be held Friday, June 3rd. Tickets are $10 each, and go on sale Monday, May 16. You can buy them at the door, or you can buy them earlier and receive extra credit. See participating teachers for details. People will be walking around during lunch periods and selling them. If you buy a ticket you get the feel-good feeling of being a good person, but if that’s not enough Venetian Festival offers plenty of other stuff, such as-

-All you can eat dessert (Nonfat except for the ones that contain fat)

-Music by DJ Chester ft. live performances from Drake, Future*

-Basketball pickup games hosted by Steph Curry*

-Spike Ball

-Dancing

-Possibly a dunk tank

-Guest appearances from all your favorite teachers

-A giant chess board

-All your friends

-Fun stuff

All in all, it’s just a good thing to go to. You go in, you chill for a few hours, stuff your face with desserts, play some games, and all the proceeds go to charity. It’s a fun event and a good way to raise money for a good cause. Thank you all in advance, and hope to see everyone there!

*May or may not actually show up

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