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Southeastern sponsors 'Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off' at Nov. 17 Lions vs Nicholls State game

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Who – aside from your mama, of course! -- makes the best gumbo? Here’s your chance to decide.

     Southeastern Louisiana University is hosting a “Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off” for tailgaters at the Nov. 17 Lions vs. Nicholls State home football game.

     The greatest gumbo will be decided by the public, who are invited to make the rounds of participating tailgates in Friendship Circle to sample and select their favorite version.

     “Seafood, chicken and andouille, okra, filé -- any style of gumbo goes,” said Erin Moore, executive assistant to President Randy Moffett. “Everyone has their own special gumbo-making flair. Can your tailgate take the heat? We are all going to really enjoy finding out!”

     Moore said each taste-and-vote will cost $1 with the proceeds going to the Lions Athletic Association. The contest concludes at 1 p.m.

     Winners, who will be announced at halftime of the 2:30 p.m. game in Strawberry Stadium, will receive "a tailgating prize fit for gumbo gourmets," Moore said.

     Tailgaters have until Oct. 26 to sign up to participate in the free contest and will need to provide cups/bowls and spoons for the tasters. For more information, call 985-549-5861.

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