‘21 for 21' set to battle underage drinking

by Walter Pierce

Saturday event promises alcohol-free fun. Lafayette Consolidated Government and The Knowledge Effect are sponsoring "21 for "21," a scavenger hunt and street party from 5 a.m. to midnight Saturday, May 1 at 21 locations across Lafayette to raise awareness about underage drinking.

Participants will hunt for orange ninjas throughout the parish beginning at 6 a.m. at KLFY TV10 on Eraste Landry Road. Hints for the ninjas' whereabouts will be given by Hot 107.9 FM and Planet Radio 96.5 FM, as well as through Facebook and Twitter. Finding the ninjas lets participants register for a chance to win an iPod Touch and other prizes. The day-long event will culminate in an alcohol- and tobacco-free street party with karaoke, a DJ and basketball tournamnets refereed by UL student athletes.

To find out more about "21 for 21," call Rikki Manahan at 291-8188 or Kelly Mouisset at 291-8327.