Southeastern African American Alumni Chapter to host first Spring Fest

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University African American Alumni Chapter is hosting a family event called Spring Fest 2015 on the main campus in Hammond.

The public is invited to the free event on April 18 from noon to 8 p.m. scheduled in Southeastern's Friendship Circle. 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 from 2 to 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 or to register for either a booth or the gospel competition, email Parker at

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