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NSU Starts New Tradition with Homecoming Festival

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State University present's the first-annual Rocking on the Riverbank Homecoming Festival in downtown Natchitoches on Friday, Oct. 18.  The event will follow the homecoming parade and pep rally scheduled at 5 p.m., with this year's theme being "NSU Forever Young."  Rocking on the Riverbank is open to the public and will include musical entertainment, food vendors, a mechanical bull and other attractions.

"Our Friday parade and pep rally have become so popular with students, alumni and residents of Natchitoches, we decided to declare it a Homecoming festival and we expect a lot of participation," said Haley Blount, associate director of Alumni Affairs. 

Blount encourages NSU fans, alumni groups, Greeks, and others to plan to reserve spaces for a tailgating atmosphere during and after the pep rally and hopes the event will kick off the homecoming weekend of festivities.

Entertainment will include music by MoJeaux (mojeauxband.com) on the riverbank stage
GyroExtreme, a mechanical bull, a cash bar and more.  The NSU bookstore will host a booth selling Northwestern State gear.  The Alumni Association will provide a large tent to the left of the stage with tables and chairs where alumni are invited to gather and visit.  The Homecoming Festival is co-sponsored by the Historic District Development Commission.

Individuals, vendors, students and others will also be allowed to reserve 10 x 10-foot spaces on the riverbank. The 10 x 10 spaces can be accommodated with up to two tables, up to four chairs and electricity, if needed.  The cost is $25 per space and $50 if electricity is needed.  Tents will not be provided.


For more information or to make reservations, contact Blount at 318 - 357-4414 or e-mail blounth@nsula.edu. More information is available at news.nsula.edu/homecoming-2013.

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