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Southeastern sponsors Homecoming contests for area children, businesses

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will celebrate Homecoming Week November 5-10 with a host of activities for both the campus and community, including a bonfire, alumni awards evening, reunions, parade and the 6 p.m. Nov. 10 Southeastern-Sam Houston football game in Strawberry Stadium.

     Alumni Director Kathy Pittman said plans for the gala celebration also include a cardboard cake decorating contest for area children ages 6-13. The cake theme is in honor of the Alumni Association’s 80th anniversary.

     First, second and third place prizes will be given in three categories -- ages 6-7, 8-9 and 10-13.

     Participants can use cardboard boxes, glitter, beads, foil, ribbon, action figures – and anything else their imaginations can contrive – to create a decorated “cake” with the 2007 homecoming theme, “80 Years of Rockin’ with Roomie.” Although Southeastern’s colors are green and gold, any colors are acceptable. Edible cakes, however, cannot be submitted.

     Children should include the following information on the bottom of their creation: full name, address, city, state, zip, phone number, age, grade and school. Entries should be brought by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 5 to the Southeastern Alumni Center, 500 University Ave., where they will be on display during Homecoming Week. Judging and prize announcements will take place at the Alumni Center on Nov. 7, 4 p.m.

     Also adding to Southeastern Homecoming spirit is a decorating contest, complete with prizes, for Hammond businesses.  Businesses interested in showcasing their Lion spirit should contact Aly Ragan of the Hammond Chamber of Commerce at 985-345-4457 or Bridget Anderson at 985-345-3830 by noon Nov. 2. Judging will take place Wednesday, Nov. 7.

     For more information on contests, contact the Alumni Center, 985-549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.

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