Southeastern to hold ‘Little Lion’ activities during Homecoming tailgate

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's littlest fans will have many opportunities for fun during tailgating this year at Homecoming 2013 on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Alumni Association Director Kathy Pittman said activities for young tailgaters include a photo booth, clowns, inflatables, a bagpipe player, face painting, pottery making and more.

"Little Lions can craft their own Dr. Seuss accessories at the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center Booth in Friendship Circle from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.," Pittman said. "They can also participate in a 'Run with Roomie' race that begins at the information booth in Friendship Circle at 2 p.m. prior to the annual Homecoming Parade at 3 p.m."

Other activities include mini-train rides and a hayride tour around campus, a new addition this year, Pittman said. They will also enjoy mingling with lifesize characters, including Roomie the Lion, Phil the Pig, Hammy the Hammond Star, and Piper the Pelican. Spinning Ararmark's "Wheel of Fortune" can also win little fans an edible prize, she said.

"We want everyone to take advantage of all the fun activities this year during tailgating," Pittman said. "Don't forget to make your own Southeastern green and gold pom poms in Friendship Circle next to the face painting station, and then join us as we storm the stadium at 6:30 p.m. to prepare to cheer on our Lions before kickoff against Lamar at 7 p.m."

For more information, call the Alumni Association 985-549-2150. A complete schedule of Homecoming 2013 events, reunions and contests is available at

Tickets for the Homecoming game against Lamar are available at 985-549-LION.


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