Centenary Alumni Association plans unique fundraiser

SHREVEPORT, LA — Exotic game and unique dishes prepared by backyard chefs and popular local restauranteurs will be on the menu at the Centenary College Alumni Association’s first annual “Beast Feast” dining event on Saturday, May 20 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Beast Feast is presented by title sponsor Regions Bank and all proceeds benefit the Centenary Fund for Student Scholarships.

“The Alumni Association is thrilled to partner with Centenary and Regions to present the first annual Beast Feast,” says Patrick Cole, president of the Alumni Association. “We believe it will serve as a unique opportunity for alumni and the community at large to interact on campus and enjoy great food. We invite everyone to purchase a ticket, to come hungry, and to leave happy!”

Beast Feast attendees can expect to sample duck and deer sausage gumbo, shrimp and deer sausage grits, roasted pig, deer poppers, and more at the afternoon event held on Centenary’s Jones Rice Field. Individual tickets start at $35 per person and include sample-sized food portions from all vendors, unlimited soda and bottled water, and a commemorative koozie and cup. Premium craft beer will also be available for purchase, and live music will be provided by the Rockin’ Redeyes. For additional ticket package and event information, visit centenary.edu/beastfeast.

Signature chefs or cook teams at Beast Feast will prepare a signature dish for the event and receive a number of in-kind sponsorship benefits, including event tickets and recognition on all publicity. Local chefs or cook teams interested in participating in Beast Feast can sign up at centenary.edu/beastfeast.

Jeff Warren, founder and CEO of Dream Hunt Foundation, believes that Centenary’s Beast Feast is “a natural fit” for his organization and is proud to be participating this year. Dream Hunt is a non-profit organization that exists to help underprivileged youth or those with special needs enjoy the outdoors in an organized hunting experience.

“Our primary goal is to bless the kids we take on their dream outdoor adventure and by participating in this community event with Centenary, we will continue to raise awareness for our cause while also providing attendees with a taste of some of the game our Dream Hunt kids harvest,” explains Warren.

For more information, contact Saige Solomon, Director of Alumni & Family Relations at Centenary, at ssolomon@centenary.edu or 318.869.5115.