The following was released by NSU:
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana — Flavor of Louisiana, Northwestern State University’s spring fundraiser and seafood extravaganza, will return on Friday, April 8. Flavor of Louisiana, one of NSU’s most popular events, was suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic but will return to feature Louisiana cuisine, craft beverages, specialty desserts, music, raffles and Moreover. All proceeds will go towards scholarships, programming, and professional development for NSU students, faculty, and staff.
“We are thrilled to bring Flavor of Louisiana back,” said Jill Bankston, CFRE, Director of Development. “After being on hiatus for two years, we look forward to opening our doors to our friends and supporters. Flavor of Louisiana has been one of our most successful events, attracting friends and alumni from all over and this year will be even more special with the NSU Greek Centenary related event, which has also been postponed from 2020.”
Presented in partnership with the NSU Foundation and the Louisiana Seafood Board, Flavor of Louisiana will feature chefs, restaurants and caterers from across the state offering samples of seafood delights prepared in multiple ways, as well as options for non-seafood eaters, craft beers, specialty cocktails, coffee and desserts. The event will also include live entertainment with a welcome by special guest, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser.
With the Greek centenary taking place on the same weekend, Greek organizations were invited to set up booths to help raise funds for their chapters.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. at Prather Coliseum. Tickets for Flavor of Louisiana are $75 per person and $125 per couple. Sponsorships are available at levels of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000. The deadline for sponsorships is Friday, April 1.
“The NSU Foundation is grateful to all of our alumni, supporters, partners and friends and we hope everyone will join us for what has always been an enjoyable evening with delicious food and memorable entertainment,” Bankston said.
Ticket and sponsorship information for Flavor of Louisiana is available at www.nsula.edu/fol or by calling (318) 357-4292. Greek Centennial information is available at www.northwesternstatealumni.com or by calling (318) 357-4414.
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