UC Davis Picnic Day: One of the largest student run events in the nation

UC Davis Picnic Day: One of the largest student run events in the nation


MORE THAN 200 EVENTS ARE PLANNED FOR TODAY AROUND CAMPUS AND DOWNTOWN DAVIS. THE FUN GETS STARTED IN A FEW HOURS FROM NOW WITH AN OPENING CEREMONY AND PARADE. CHELSEA HERNANDEZ, THE CHAIR FOR PICNIC DAY, JOINS US NOW LIVE WITH DETAILS. GOOD MORNING. FOR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT KNOW ABOUT DAVIS AND PICNIC DAY, GIVE US A BRIEF HISTORY. CHELSEA: PICNI DAY STARTED IN 1909 AS A WAY TO SHOWCASE THE DAIRY BARN. IT IS NOW THE LARGEST STUDENT LED EVENT IN THE NATION. IT IS A CHANCE FOR US TO SHOWCASE ALL THAT UC DAVIS HAS TO OFFER. KRISTEN: TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT IS NEW THIS YEAR AND WHAT SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS ARE. CHELSEA: ONE OF THE GREAT NEW THINGS WE HAVE IS FOOD TRUCKS. WE HAVE MANY FOOD TRUCKS ACROSS CAMPUS. IT IS VERY EXCITING. THERE IS SOME GREAT FOOD FOR ALL OF US TO HAVE TODAY. WE ALSO HAVE OUR PARADE MARSHAL. HAYES WORKS WILL BE DISPLAYED IN THE LIBRARY. IT WILL ALSO BE UC DAVIS’ GAME DAY. THAT IS A NEW TRADITION WE ARE ADDING THIS YEAR. KRISTEN: WHAT WAS THAT? CHELSEA: THE UC DAVIS “GIVE” DAY. KRISTEN: WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE KNOW IF THEY ARE GOING DOWN THERE? CHELSEA: THE PREY KICKS OFF AT 9:30 A.M. THERE ARE OVER 200 ADVANCE. WE HAVE A SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AVAILABLE AT OUR WEBSITE. THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY. KRISTEN: SPEAKING OF EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO ENJOY, I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO COME OUT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CAMPUS AND THE COMMUNITY, BUT IS THIS REALLY OPEN TO ANYONE? CHELSEA: YES, WE ARE WELCOME TO ANYONE. WE WANT ANYONE TO SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. WE HAVE CRAFTS, A CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY FAIR OPEN TO ANY FAMILY THAT WANTS TO COME AND LEARN ABOUT GREAT ANIMALS. WE HAVE MANY EXHIBITS. THERE IS FRISBEE DOGS, JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING. KRISTEN: WE ARE LOOKING AT VIDEO FROM WHAT I BELIEVE IS LAST YEAR’S PICNIC DAY. LAST QUESTION FOR YOU. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE EVENT? THE ONE YOU THINK EVERYONE HAS TO SEE. CHELSEA: THAT IS PROBABLY THE DACHS HUND DERBY. PEOPLE LOVE THIS EVENT. IT IS THE ONE TO SEE.

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