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Lakerpalooza, an annual information and resource fair at Lake Superior State University, will welcome students to the twin-Sault community for its 13th year. Area businesses, non-profit organizations and service groups are invited to participate. The event is also open to the public.

Lakerpalooza has become one of more popular parts of “Laker Week,” several days of special events that start off the new academic year. This year’s Lakerpalooza will be held from 12:30-3 p.m. on Aug. 28 in the Norris Center and Student Activity Center. Registration deadline for vendors and informational displays is noon on Friday, Aug. 21. Register online at lssu.edu/lakerpalooza.

“Lakerpalooza is especially designed to welcome new students to the community and it can help non-profit and service organizations find students who are interested in volunteering,” said Karen Johnston of LSSU’s Advising, Retention and Orientation office. “This generation wants to make a difference in the communities in which they live. In addition, the event helps to heighten students’ awareness of services and products available to them in the community.”

“We can help businesses promote their products and services to the entire LSSU community,” Johnston added.

LSSU will be well represented at Lakerpalooza, also. Academic areas will showcase their 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 between 11:30 (an hour before the festival kicks off) and 1:30 for $5.

If you are interested in exhibiting at Lakerpalooza, or would like additional information, please contact the LSSU Office of Advising, Retention and Orientation at 906-635-2874.