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October 30, 2002

'Boiler Up' with holiday photos – Purdue style

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Families can have their holiday pictures taken next to familiar symbols of Purdue University once again this season.

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Beginning Monday, Nov. 11, the Visitor Information Center, 504 Northwestern Ave., will transform its conference room into a photographic studio featuring Boilermaker props in front of a black background trimmed in gold. The props include the mini Boilermaker Special, a Christmas tree trimmed with footballs and a stand-up of football coach Joe Tiller. Purdue University appears in gold script at the top of the backdrop.

Anyone with a camera can make an appointment for a free, half-hour session. Family pets also are welcome. A tripod will be available.

Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling (765) 494-4636. Appointment times are available from Monday, Nov. 11, through Saturday, Dec. 14. Weekday hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The studio will be closed for Thanksgiving break.

Nearly 90 families took their holiday photos at the Visitor Information Center last year.

CONTACT: J. Michael Piggott, Visitor Information Center director, (765) 494-4636,

Posing against the Visitor's Information Center 2002 holiday backdrop are VIC tour guide volunteers Leah Erickson, Michael Shopp and Fernando Cordero. Boilermaker fans can make appointments to take their own photographs with the holiday backdrop beginning Monday, Nov. 11. (Purdue News Service photo by Dave Umberger.)

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