The Hattiesburg/Pine Belt Area Alcorn State University Alumni Chapter will host a Mardi Gras themed 2018 Purple and Gold cookout to raise scholarship funds for area students. The event will be held Saturday, August 4th, 12 to 5 P.M., indoors at the Danny Hinton Community Center at 225 Tatum Road, Hattiesburg, MS. There will be good food, fun and fellowship while supporting Alcorn students. The menu consists of hamburgers, hotdogs, polish sausages, low country boil with turkey necks, corn and potatoes, chicken, baked beans, potato salad and chips. Plates: Adults $10; Children (ages 5-12) $5. For tickets please contact Robert Tate, Event Coordinator, at 601-818-6769 or Marylan Carter, Chapter President, at 601-270-5759.