An LSSU original. 16th annual Lakerpalooza set for Aug. 24th.

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WELCOME-PALOOZA – Lake Superior State University students mingle during LSSU’s Lakerpalooza activities fair, an ongoing tradition where campus and Sault-area communities get to meet one another through table displays, food, and recreational activities. This year’s 16th annual event - part of Laker Week (http://bit.ly/LakerWeekSked) - is 12:30-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. photo courtesy LSSU/John Shibley

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Lakerpalooza, an annual information and resource fair at Lake Superior State University, will welcome students to the twin-Sault community for its 16th year on Friday, Aug. 24. Area businesses, non-profit organizations and service groups are invited to participate. Community members are welcome to attend. The event is also open to the public.

Lakerpalooza has become one of the more popular events during Laker Week (http://bit.ly/LakerWeekSked), which offers several days of special events that start off the new academic year.

This year’s Lakerpalooza will be held from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Norris Center and Arbuckle Student Activity Center.

LSSU academic areas showcase majors and minors and offer information about professional organizations and activities. Campus clubs and organizations will be on hand, too. LSSU’s food services will cater an indoor barbecue for $5 between 11:30 a.m. (an hour before the festival kicks off) and 1:30 p.m.

“Lakerpalooza welcomes new students to the community and it can help non-profit and service organizations find students who are interested in volunteering,” said student organizer Vicki Gardner. “In addition, the event helps to heighten students’ awareness of services and products available to them in the area. We can help businesses promote their products and services to the entire LSSU community,” she added.

Gardner, a senior from Sault Ste. Marie studying kinesiology with concentrations in sports and fitness management, is this year’s Lakerpalooza student-organizer for a Recreation Studies internship she is taking.

If you are interested in exhibiting at Lakerpalooza, or would like additional information, please call 906-635-2602. Registration deadline for vendors and informational displays is noon on Friday, Aug. 19. Register online at lssu.edu/lakerpalooza.

For more information about LSSU, please contact the LSSU Marketing and Communications Department at 906-635-2314 or visit www.lssu.edu.