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Louisiana Tech friends, alumni gather again for annual Happening

For the 36th straight year, it’s Happening for Louisiana Tech University.

The annual tradition continues starting at 6 p.m. on Aug. 17 as Blue Bayou: The Happening, a celebration of Louisiana Tech’s athletics, alumni and academics, is held at the Monroe Civic Center.

The event will start with a 6 p.m. social and dinner with the program starting at 7 p.m.

This year features musical guest The Fabulous Equinox Quintet, led by Louisiana Tech alumni and Monroe natives Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson.  Louisiana Tech President Les Guice will highlight an extraordinary year for Louisiana Tech with several special guests.

Coming off three straight bowl victories, Head Football Coach Skip Holtz will preview the 2017 team and season, featuring seven home games including Mississippi State on Sept. 9 and Homecoming on Nov. 4 against North Texas. Other special guests will include incoming freshmen from northeast Louisiana, CHAMP the Mascot, Miss Louisiana Tech 2017 Anna Blake, Louisiana Tech Cheerleaders and the Regal Blues.

A full menu of bayou favorites — fried catfish, fried and boiled shrimp, hush puppies, and more — will be catered by Catfish Charlie’s, owned by Louisiana Tech alumnus Doug Wood.

Individual tickets are available for $30 while packages of 10 tickets are $250. A limited number of reserved tables are one sale for $500. For tickets, go to LATechAlumni.org/Happening17 or call Barbara Swart at (318) 497-7985.