(March 31, 2009)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Annual Easter Sunrise Service Takes Place April 12 at College Amphitheater

SHREVEPORT, La.—Centenary College's annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held Sunday, April 12 beginning at 6:30 a.m. at the Hargrove Memorial Amphitheater.

The amphitheater is located on the College campus between the Student Union Building and James Hall. Sponsored by the College and the churches of the Shreveport district, community members are invited to the worship service.

During the service, youth choirs from First United Methodist Church of Shreveport and Broadmoor United Methodist Church will join voices with the Centenary College Choir and Choir alumnus. Under the direction of Centenary College Choir Director Emeritus, Dr. Will K. Andress, one half of the Centenary College Choir will lead the mass choir at the amphitheater, while the other half of the Centenary College Choir under the direction of Dr. David Hobson, Director of the Centenary College Choir leads the traditional service at Hodges Gardens State Park at 6:00 a.m. Ginger and Richard Fulmer will present narration to accompany the music.

For more information about this traditional Easter service, please contact Benny Vaughan, Office of Church Relations, at 318.869.5108 or email.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.