‘Southeastern Salute’ to honor Tangi first responders

Friday, September 30, 2016
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – All Tangipahoa Parish first responders who worked tirelessly in response to the recent flooding are invited to attend “Southeastern Salute,” an event designed to thank them for their extraordinary efforts.  
     First responders and their families, who also made sacrifices while their loved ones reported to work, are invited to the recognition event, starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 in Southeastern Louisiana University’s Student Union Park. Free tickets to the SLU-McNeese football game will be available for the first 250 guests who would like to then partake in tailgating and cheer the Lions on to victory at 6 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.
     Co-hosted by Aramark food services provider, Southeastern Louisiana University and Tangipahoa Parish Government, there is no cost to attend and no reservations are required for the celebration featuring food and drinks, door prizes and family entertainment.
    “The first responders in our area – law enforcement, fire, emergency technicians, National Guardsmen and so many others – were nothing less than heroic in relief efforts,” said Erin Cowser, executive director of Public and Governmental Affairs at Southeastern. “This is just a small way of saying thank you for their dedicated service.”

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