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Homecoming parade to roll at 3 p.m. Saturday

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – With the theme “Roomie Walks the Red Carpet,” Southeastern Louisiana University’s Homecoming parade will caravan from campus to downtown Hammond and back again Saturday.

     The annual parade will roll from the Southeastern University Center on University Avenue at 3 p.m. It will travel south on North General Pershing, turn left onto West Dakota, and right onto North Oak, and then jog left to North Magnolia, traveling south to hit West Thomas Street.

     At West Thomas Street, the parade will turn left and travel two blocks east before turning north to head back to campus via Northwest Railroad Avenue and North Oak Street. The parade will turn into Friendship Circle (Western Avenue), and then go right on North General Pershing to return to the University Center.

     Highlights of the parade will include Alumnus of the Year Fanancy Anzalone, who will lead the parade as grand marshal. A 1977 Southeastern graduate, Anzalone recently retired as one of the U.S. Navy’s top medical administrators and is now with American Airlines. He will lead a caravan that will include the 14 members of the Homecoming queen and beau courts; Southeastern’s Spirit of the Southland marching band and bands from Hammond High School and Ponchatoula High School; 10 or more floats, and a variety of other decorated vehicles.

     Southeastern’s Homecoming week is in full swing and will also include the annual Alumni Awards Evening Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Twelve Oaks, followed by the Homecoming bonfire and fireworks display, which will get underway at 9 p.m. adjacent to the University Center.

     With a full day of tailgating and family activities planned on Saturday, Homecoming will culminate when the Southeastern Lions football team takes on Southland Conference foe Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.

     For additional information about Homecoming, contact the Alumni Association at 985-549-2150 or visit for a complete schedule of activities.

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