Our State Fair booth is a great State Fair booth, but UST’s giveaway will be a little different this year. This summer, fairgoers will have a choice between the much-prized purple UST bag or a UST bandana.

University Relations is going to ordering its state fair supply soon and is offering divisions, departments, schools, colleges, clubs and organizations the opportunity to purchase bags at a high-volume rate (minimum order of 100). The art will be slightly different from last year’s bag, but it will be very St. Thomas, of course.

The bags cost 60 cents each. To order bags contact Joanne Pauley in University Relations, (651) 962-6407,  by Wednesday, Feb. 24.

There is one stipulation: The bags should not be used until after the State Fair, which ends on Labor Day.