Raising support for the blind
Published: Sunday, October 6, 2013
Updated: Sunday, October 6, 2013 23:10
Delta Gamma raised almost $900 for Service for Sight and Aid to the Blind at their annual Pancake Night last Thursday.
They made $300 more this year than they made at last year’s pancake night, where they made $600. They fell short of their goal of $1,200.
All of the proceeds went to their philanthropy service for Sight and Aid to the Blind.
The entry fee was $3 for all-you-can-eat pancakes. The sisters of Delta Gamma made plain, blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes.
“The philanthropy is near and dear to our hearts,” said Chelsea Oarr, a 7th-semester actuarial sciences major and the coordinator of the event. “We do this every year.”
According to the national Delta Gamma chapter, the suggestion of one member who was blind sparked the idea of Service for Sight being their national project.
By 10:30 p.m. the Delta Gamma house was crowded with both members and non-members.
“There are more people here now than I expected,” said Oarr. “Usually it doesn’t pick up until around 11 p.m. To have this many people at this time is pretty amazing.”
Many members of the ADPi fraternity were in attendance.
“We’re matched up with Delta Gamma for homecoming,” said 1st-semester business management major Max Reiter. “We came out to support them.”
Many of the attendees said that the pancakes were delicious and they were happy to support a good cause.