Southeastern to hold ‘Little Lion’ activities during Homecoming tailgate

Monday, October 13, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND - Southeastern's littlest fans will have many opportunities for fun during tailgating this year at Homecoming 2014 on Saturday, Oct. 18.

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

"Roomie the Lion will be at the bookstore from 1 – 2 p.m. for a signing of the book 'Let's Lion Up with Roomie' by Erin Cowser that will teach the littlest Lion fans how to Lion Up," Pittman said. "They can also participate in a 'Run with Roomie' race that begins at Pottle Auditorium in Friendship Circle at 2 p.m. prior to the annual Homecoming Parade at 3 p.m."

Other activities include mini-train rides, a hayride tour around campus and performances by Southeastern Community Music School students, Pittman said. Children can also enjoy mingling with lifesize characters including Roomie the Lion and Phil the Pig.

"We want everyone to take advantage of all the fun activities this year during tailgating," Pittman said. "Don't forget to stop by the information station in front of Dyson Hall to pick up Southeastern green and gold pom poms, and then join us as we storm the stadium at 6:30 p.m. to prepare to cheer on our Lions before kickoff against Central Arkansas at 7 p.m."

For more information, call the Alumni Association 985-549-2150. A complete schedule of Homecoming 2014 events, reunions and contests is available at

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

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