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ֱ̲ Alumni Association presents 17th Annual Wine Over Water on Apr. 4

Published March 19, 2024

WOW 2024


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WHAT: 17h Annual Wine Over Water

WHEN: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., Thursday, April 4

WHERE: ֱ̲ bridge over Bayou Desiard

COST: $60 per person

INFO: Tickets available online at or by calling the ֱ̲ Alumni Association at (318) 342-5420

THERE’S MORE: The Patron Party is 6:00-7:30 p.m. in The Terrace on the ֱ̲ Library 7th Floor. Tickets are $125 per person at ulm.edu/wine


MONROE, LA – The 17h Annual Wine Over Water hosted by the University of Louisiana Monroe Alumni Association is set for 7:00-10:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. Established as a signature event at ֱ̲, Wine Over Water will be on the ֱ̲ bridge over tranquil Bayou Desiard on Northeast Drive.

Tickets are $60, and the evening’s attire is dressy casual. Tickets are available online at , by calling (318) 342-5420, or at the Laird Weems Center located at 4400 Bon Aire Drive. Office hours are 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 7:30-11:30 a.m. Friday. To learn more about the ֱ̲ Alumni Association, visit .

Guests can enjoy strolling across the ֱ̲ bridge while sampling hors d’oeuvres from these local restaurants: Amaze’n Treats & Eats, Aramark, Avocado’s, Cali Cafe, Catahoula’s, CC’s Coffee House, Chicken Salad Chick, Coca-Cola United, Cotton, Danken Trail BBQ, Delta Biscuit Co., Fieldhouse Bar & Grill, Firehouse Subs, Gardens of Somerset, GudEaatz, Jac’s Craft Smokehouse, Okaloosa, Panda Express, Raising Cane’s, Roll Play, Texas Roadhouse, The Cookout, The Fat Pelican, Thurman’s Food Factory, and Waterfront Grill.

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits will provide wines and Marsala Beverage will provide beer.

A commemorative wine glass, sunset boat rides on the bayou with B&L Marine, and entertainment sponsored by Land 3 Architect featuring The Main Event will make it a night to remember. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display sponsored by TBA Studio.

The Cork Pull is back by popular demand. With more than 50 bottles of wine up for grabs, guests can purchase a cork for $25 and take home a mystery bottle of wine. No wines are valued at less than $25, but many are worth more. The Cork Pull is sponsored by Tiger Mart on Forsythe Avenue in Monroe.

There will also be a raffle and a silent auction to win a painting that will be created live at the party by artist and ֱ̲ alumnus Daniel Myers.

The Patron Party will be held prior to Wine Over Water from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Bayou Pointe Event Center. Patron Party tickets include complimentary hors d’oeuvres, event wine glasses, live entertainment, and admission to the Wine Over Water Bridge Party. These exclusive tickets are available through sponsorship packages or purchased for $125 each.

Wine Over Water benefits ֱ̲ scholarships, alumni chapters, and the work of the ֱ̲ Alumni Association in its mission to support ֱ̲ in “changing lives.” The Alumni Association connects, engages, and fosters relationships with current and future alumni to one another, and the university, through communications, events, and programs.

The event also supports the Spirit of the Warhawk Endowed Scholarship, which helps local students pursue their undergraduate degrees at ֱ̲. Ticket purchases ensure students in Northeast Louisiana can continue to strive for academic excellence. $19,010 in scholarships were awarded in 2023.

“The pursuit of higher education has become not only a way for students to seek a top-quality education to gain access to top quality careers but also as a way for students to have multicultural experiences,” said ֱ̲ Director of Alumni Affairs Medria Buford. “As is true with most things in life, it's not free. To ensure ֱ̲ is among the plethora of choices available to receive that top quality education, we provide this scholarship,” added Buford.

Wine Over Water 2024 Sponsors

Merlot: Architecture Plus, Johnny’s Pizza, Little & Associates, Scott Powerline, VCOM, Waste Connections

Pinot Noir: Argent Financial, Bayou Bowl, Boles, Shafto – Public Finance Attorneys, Centric Federal Credit Union, J.E. Dupuy Flooring & Acoustical, Inc., Entergy, Holyfield Construction, Homeland Bank, Jim Taylor Buick GMC, Kimpa Hayes Boyd, CPA, Regions Bank

Zinfandel: Billy “Bo” Boughton, Century Next Bank, Cross Keys Bank, First Horizon Bank, Johnson, Perry, Roussel, & Cuthbert, CPA, Louisiana National Bank, Origin Bank, Raising Cane’s, Jeff Johnson, St. Francis Medical Center

Friend of ֱ̲: ABG Counseling & Career Consulting, LLC, Gardens of Somerset

Wine Over Water 2024 Partners

90.3 KEDM Public Radio, Bare Necessities Luxury Mobile Restrooms, KNOE, KTVE/KARD Myarklamiss.com, Holland Broadcasting/Mix 96.7 KWCL-FM, and The Radio People.

For more information, including details about event parking, visit .