Roomie's Merry Market to provide shopping experience


Tuesday, November 1, 2022 
by: Tonya Lowentritt Roomie's Merry Market

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Lion Up Recovery program is inviting shoppers to participate in a Christmas market at the university. Roomie’s Merry Market will take place in the Pennington Center Nov. 12, from 9 a.m.until 5 p.m.
     Vendors include area boutiques, crafters, artists and those selling holiday gifts and decor. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day, and food vendors will be available as well. Admission is $5.
     Funds raised at this event will support scholarships for students returning to college after transitioning into recovery from substance misuse or eating disorders. Southeastern’s Lion Up Recovery program has been in place since 2018.
     Through her work with the Hammond Junior Auxiliary, Lion Up Recovery Program Director Annette Baldwin started a Christmas Market in 2017. When the Junior Auxiliary elected not to host the event this year, Baldwin saw an opportunity to continue on the success of the event and its fundraising potential.
     “Shoppers at this event are just getting into the Christmas spirit,” she said. “We will welcome them with holiday music and great gift-buying opportunities.”
     For more information about Roomie’s Merry Market, visit

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