LSU Homecoming Week livens campus, gives back to community

8 11 2011

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After almost a year of preparation, the 102nd LSU Homecoming celebration is under way.

“We’ve been working on this for almost a year,” Homecoming Committee Chairperson Tanaya Yidin said. “It’s great to see our hard work really come to life. That’s the exciting part of it.”

One of the important aspects of this years Homecoming Week is “CANapalooza,” a food drive  to support the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Last year the food drive collected 26,000 cans according to Chair of the Homecoming Service Sub-Committee Meredith Keating.

“If every student brought around one can, we would have our goal of 30,000 cans on LSU’s campus,” Keating said. “You think you’re not doing much, but if every other student on campus did that, we would have so many cans.”

Other Homecoming Week activities include a pep rally on Nov. 10, block party on Nov. 11 and a parade on Saturday Nov. 12. Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at halftime of Saturday’s LSU-Western Kentucky Football game. Students can vote for the Homecoming Court by logging on to PAWS until Thursday Nov 10 at 11:59p.m.

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