Southeastern to host Rec Fest April 20

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: April 15, 2013


     HAMMOND –Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Recreational Sports and Wellness is hosting the first Rec Fest, a concert/festival event, on Saturday, April 20, from 5:30 - 10 p.m.
     Scheduled at North Oak Park on Southeastern's North Campus, Rec Fest will have a variety of activities, including live music, performances, booths and free team activities, such as volleyball, ping pong, zumba and bootcamp classes.
     The concept of Rec Fest was created by Recreational Sports and Wellness student staff De'Anne McKell, Raymond Jones, and Rebecca Schnadelbach under the direction of the department's director Dollie Hebert-Crouch.
     "The students wanted to bring together local talent to create an annual outdoor music festival celebrating movement, music, play and fun activities," said Hebert-Crouch.
     Rec Fest 2013 is sponsored in part by Coca-Cola and will feature live music by Mike Brandt and the Band, Vega, Falling from Fallacy, and Slappy and the Whippinators, Hebert-Crouch added.
     Rebecca Schnadelbach, student marketing assistant for Recreational Sports and Wellness said that Rec Fest truly features something for everyone.
     "We hope that the Southeastern and area community will bring their picnic blankets and friends and come to Rec Fest because finals are rapidly approaching and this is an awesome study break," Schnadelbach said. "It is also an opportunity for anyone to come out and enjoy a great evening of music and fun activities."
     General admission for Rec Fest is available at the North Oak Park ticket booth. Ticket prices are free for children eight and under; $10 for individuals nine and older; and $2 for college students from any university in the state with a university issued student I.D.
     For more information, contact the Pennington Student Activity Center at 985-549-5591.




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