Downtown LSU tailgate party benefits YMCA - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Downtown LSU tailgate party benefits YMCA

by Brandon Richards

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A couple of hundred people showed up for the LSU vs. UGA tailgate party in downtown Lake Charles Saturday.

Proceeds from the tailgate party benefit the YMCA of Lake Charles. The building that houses the YMCA was devastated by Hurricane Rita in 2005.

About a dozen vendors were on hand for the event, which was spread out over two city blocks. Some were selling homemade hats and vegetables while others were selling LSU gear.

Games for children and live music were also part of the festivities.

Tiger fans ended the day by watching the LSU football game on a 12 foot wide jumbotron.

The YMCA had about 40 volunteers working Saturday's tailgate party. In addition, Lake Charles Police provided security for the event.

The tailgate party was produced by Livin' the Music, a nonprofit that produces special events for other non-profit organizations.

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