(September 16, 2011)

Contact: Dena Pruett, Centenary Marketing & Communication, 318.869.5715

25th Annual Centenary Book Bazaar Draws Huge Crowds

Bazaar Visitor with Books

SHREVEPORT, LA — Thousands of people came to browse the more than 80,000 items that were available for purchase at the 25th Annual Centenary Book Bazaar, which was held Sept. 9 through Sept. 10. Over $50,000 was raised for student projects.

The Centenary Book Bazaar is organized and sponsored by the Centenary Muses, a group of ladies dedicated to funding student-centered campus projects and programs not included in the regular college budget. Last year alone, the Muses gave away $84,000 to support projects such as remote broadcasting for KSCL, archives manuscript preservation, student domestic travel, and a subscription to a French television station for Le Quartier Français, Centenary's first living-learning community.

The Muses are currently accepting student proposals, and the deadline is Friday, Sept. 30 at 4:30 p.m.

The 2012 Book Bazaar will be held Sept. 7 through Sept. 8 in the Gold Dome. The Muses will hold Book Drop Days throughout the year.

For more information, contact the Book House at 318.219.3409.

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 has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.