The Lion's Roar

Hammond prepares for Starry November Night

Young attendees enjoy the downtown Hammond lights and faux snow during the 2014 Starry November Night.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

The time for Downtown Hammond’s annual winter tradition is just around the corner. Hammond Downtown Development District will host its 15th annual family-friendly event Starry November Night on Friday, Nov. 15 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. This year, DDD is introducing new ideas for the evening, including...

The story behind the library lions

The Wong family donated the lion statues that sit in front of the Sims Memorial Library as they brought their culture to Hammond.

Nikisun Shrestha, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2018

When entering or exiting the Sims Memorial Library, one of the artifacts that can be overlooked are the two lion statues placed at the entrance of the library. These lions have a story of their own. The lions were donated to the university by the Wong family. They are the owners of Trey Yuen in Mandeville,...