Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:30 AM by KATC
Updated: Dec 17, 2012 11:20 AM
Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel has agreed to friendly bet with the mayor of Greenville, North Carolina over the New Orleans Bowl. Durel, a UL graduate, and Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas, an alumnus of East Carolina University, have agreed that the winning team's mayor will be treated to a home-cooked meal from the losing team's mayor. The losing mayor will also give a tree native to his city to the winning mayor.
"This contest is a perfect example of what a strong university and a strong athletic program can do to highlight a community," Durel said. "Our two cities don't know a lot about each other, but the football game will give us an opportunity to share our culture and joie de vivre with another thriving community in the Southeast." Thomas added, "I thought this would be a fun way to add to the festivities and build some camaraderie between our communities."