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Southeastern joins Hot August Night with pep rally, Children's Museum exhibits

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will contribute to downtown Hammond’s 12th annual Hot August Night on Friday, Aug. 17 with a pep rally and children’s museum exhibits.

     The pep rally, scheduled for 6 p.m. in the parking mall across from LaCarreta Restaurant, will herald the upcoming Lions football season with performances by the Spirit of the Southland marching band, Lionettes and cheerleaders, said Athletic Director Joel Erdman, who is doubling as the event’s emcee. The pep rally will also feature remarks by football head coach Mike Lucas and members of the Lions football team.

     From 6-9 p.m. in the lobby and conference center of Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., parents and children will have the opportunity to literally get their hands on the kinds of fun, creative exhibits that will be featured in Hammond’s proposed Louisiana Discovery Children’s Museum. Approximately 15 exhibits will be available, including an underwater robot, domino run, arts and crafts, a ham radio, magnetic sculpture board, and electric circuits.

     The pep rally and children’s museum exhibits are free.

     The evening also promises an official “unveiling” of the Hammond Chamber Edge Wireless Community Project. The convenient service will provide free Internet access for visitors to Hammond. A partnership of Southeastern, the Hammond Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Development District, Southeastern, Tangipahoa Tourism, and the City of Hammond, the network will span from Interstate 12 at the Hammond Square exit, will include downtown, will surround Southeastern and will extend westward up University Avenue to Interstate 55.

     For additional information on Hot August Night, contact the Downtown Development District at 985-542-3471.

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