The following can be attributed to Dr. Joseph Savoie, University of Louisiana at Lafayette president.
Businesses and schools across Lafayette will be turning red and white on Oct. 25 and Oct. 27 as part of Homecoming festivities at UL Lafayette.
The annual business contest pits business against business for best interior and exterior decorations along with a skit contest. All participants are encouraged to “paint” their businesses both inside and out with red and white to show their spirit for Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns.
Judging starts at 10 a.m. Local media personalities will do the judging and winners will be announced later that day and again during the Homecoming game on Oct. 28 at Cajun Field.
Sponsors for this year’s event include the Alumni Association, Enterprise Rent-a-car and the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.
On Oct. 27, schools across Lafayette will get a temporary facelift. Many of the schools will show their Ragin’ Cajun pride by turning red and white for the annual Paint the Town Red contest for schools.
Schools are encouraged to decorate buildings and campus grounds with the red and white of Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns. Students and faculty are also encouraged to wear team colors and learn Ragin’ Cajun cheers and the fight song for the competition.
Preliminary judging will be from 8 a.m. until noon by local media personalities. Prizes will be awarded at approximately 1 p.m.
Popeye’s presents Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns as they take on Middle Tennessee during Homecoming 2006 on Oct. 28 at Cajun Field. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.