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Alumni hosts Fair Grounds 'Day at the Races' Feb. 8

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND -- The Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association will host “A Day at the Races” at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Sunday, Feb. 8.

     The fun event is open to all Southeastern alumni and friends, 21 years of age and older, said Alumni Association Assistant Director Aly Ragan. Cost is $35, which includes charter bus transportation from Hammond, clubhouse admission and lunch. Feb. 2 is the payment deadline.

     The bus will depart the Alumni Center at 10 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. Participants who plan to use their own transportation are welcome to meet the Southeastern group at the Fair Grounds, although the cost will remain the same Ragan said.

     The lunch menu includes a wide variety of choices, such as corned beef and cabbage, a Fair Grounds favorite, seafood du jour, a grilled chicken breast with garlic mushroom cream, pasta du jour, rice pilaf, vegetable du jour and dessert. Iced tea, soft drinks and coffee are also included.

     “Lunch will be followed by an afternoon of fun and excitement watching the races,” Ragan said. “Make plans to join us.”

     Participants can register online at

     For additional information, call Ragan at the Alumni Association, 985-549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.

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