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Because we expect a number of visitors to campus from 4 p.m. on, and there will be significant foot traffic between the Fouts Field Parking Lot and the Gateway Center, please avoid driving along North Texas Blvd. during that time if possible . In addition, in order to accomodate the event, the UNT Police will close a portion of the Fouts Field Parking Lot beginning at 7 a.m.

Minding the weather with free food and fun

      Combine free food and drinks; entertainment and celebrities and what do you get? Yes, thatís right itís a tailgating party.

Grab your school or UNT jersey, family and friends and head out to the most unusual tailgating party youíll ever experience.

Slated to begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 at Fouts Field, the activity is part of several events related to a day-long celebration sponsored by WFAA Family First. The theme of the event is Severe Weather, Safety and Preparedness.

Free hot dogs, drinks and other food items as well free entertainment by some of UNTís finest musicians will be offered. UNT athletes will be on hand to sign autographs and a bounce house will be available for kids. Scrappy and the UNT Cheerleaders will bring the team spirit to the tailgate.

At about 6 p.m., celebrants can browse through a huge exposition of weather and three simultaneous weather seminars will follow the exposition. These presentations, slated to begin at 7 p.m., will be offered by News 8 Weatherminds: Troy Dungan, Greg Fields and Steve McCauley. Topics will range from severe weather to community emergency response.

After spending the entire day in Denton with a kick-off in the town square at 9 a.m. as well as other activities, the finale of the day will be WFAAís Severe Weather, Safety and Preparedness town meeting. At about 7:30 p.m., the Weatherminds will be on hand to provide information and all participants will be encouraged to ask questions about weather and safety.

For more information and a schedule of events, visit the Family First website at www.wfaa.com/familyfirst