Flavor of Louisiana, Greek Centennial this weekend at NSU


NATCHITOCHES – Tickets are still available for Flavor of Louisiana and the Greek Centennial Celebration at Northwestern State University this weekend. The two events have been postponed the last two years but have returned by popular demand.

Flavor of Louisiana is NSU’s annual spring fund raiser presented in partnership with the Louisiana Seafood Board in a food festival format.  Guests can mingle while visiting dozens of booths for seafood dish samplings prepared in a variety of ways, along with craft beers, specialty cocktails, coffee, desserts and options for non-seafood eaters.  Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser will be a special guest.  The event will also feature musical entertainment, raffles and prizes.  All proceeds go to the NSU Foundation to assist with student scholarships, professional development for faculty and academic program enhancements.

Flavor of Louisiana will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, April 8 in Prather Coliseum.  Tickets are $75 per person and $125 per couple.  Tickets and details are available at www.northwesternstatealumni.com/fol.

Flavor of Louisiana will serve as the kick-off event to NSU’s Greek Centennial Celebration marking 100 years of Greek life on campus.  Following Friday’s event, the celebration will continue Saturday, April 9 with morning alumni chapter meetings before a champagne toast awards ceremony at the Natchitoches Events Center at 1:30 p.m. That event will recognize the 100 for 100 honorees, individuals who have made significant contributions to their Greek organizations and/or to NSU.

The family-friendly Greek Riverfront Festival will take place from 4-6 p.m. on the downtown riverfront featuring entertainment by Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs. Tickets to the Greek Riverfront Festival are $20 unless purchased as part of the all-events package.

The Golden Explosion step show will take place at the Natchitoches Events Center just after 4 p.m. The Golden Explosion will showcase the scholarship, history and tradition of NPHC fraternities and sororities to the community. Tickets are $10 and are available online.

Decade parties will begin at 6 p.m. with restaurants in downtown Natchitoches hosting NSU graduates by their decade of graduation.  Alumni who graduated before and through the 1960s will meet at Merci Beaucoup.  Graduates from the 1970s-80s will meet at Mama’s and Papa’s.  Maglieaux’s will host graduates from the 1990s and The Loft will host graduates from the 2000s.

More information and tickets are available online by visiting www.northwesternstatealumni,com/fol and www.northwesternstatealumni.com/greeks100.