Southeastern African American Alumni Chapter announces rain plan for first Spring Fest Saturday

Thursday, April 16, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND –Southeastern Louisiana University's African American Alumni Chapter's Spring Fest 2015 will still be held, in spite of rain predictions for Saturday, April 18.

Scheduled in Southeastern's Friendship Circle from 12 to 6 p.m., the event will move to the first floor of the parking garage next to Strawberry Stadium in the event of rain.

Spring Fest 2015 will feature a full day of fun activities, delicious food, a live music lineup, and unique arts and crafts.

According to Chapter President Marjorie Parker, this is the first of what is expected to be an annual event.

"We plan to have something for all ages, such as inflatables and other kids' activities for the young and Greek organization performances for the young at heart," Parker said. "The festival's feature event is a gospel choir competition at 4 p.m. with area churches vying to secure the 'Joyful Noise of the Northshore' title, which includes a $300 cash prize."

Although the event is free to the general public, food and craft vendors will be on site for those that wish to sample a taste of Louisiana for a small price. The registration fee for the gospel competition or to reserve a vendor booth is $25.

To learn more, email Parker at


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