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Huntingdon Greek Life gears up for fall service

HUNTINGDON COLLEGE
NEWS RELEASE

October 13, 2016

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Huntingdon Greek Life Gears up for Fall Service

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College Greek Life chapters are planning a plethora of service projects for the fall season. The public is invited to participate.

Huntingdon’s newest fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, chartered Saturday, October 8, will hold a 24-hour Teeterthon beginning at noon Friday, October 14, in front of Pratt Hall and ending at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 15. Partnering with the Montgomery Area Food Bank in connection with the fraternity’s philanthropy, Feeding America, the purpose of the Teeterthon is to raise awareness about hunger and to accept canned food donations for the food bank.

“The brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha are excited to raise awareness for the Montgomery Area Food Bank,” said fraternity member Christian Davis. “It is our hope that by sponsoring a 24-hour Teeterthon we can encourage the community to become more actively involved in combating hunger in the Montgomery area.” Donations of non-perishable food items may be brought to the Teeterthon site.

Phi Mu women’s fraternity will host their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Sunday, October 16, at Montgomery Country Club. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a nonprofit organization, providing $2.5 billion in charitable care, life-saving equipment, and research and educational programs that save and improve the lives of 17 million children each year in more than 170 children’s hospitals. Anyone may participate in the tournament.

Chi Omega women’s fraternity will host an Owl-o-ween Carnival Sunday, October 23, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the Green at the center of the Huntingdon campus. Tickets, $1 each, may be purchased at the booths and allow for carnival-goers to purchase food or play games at the designated booth. “This is a family-friendly event, so literally anyone of any age can come,” said Chi O member Lauren McGee. Proceeds benefit the Chi Omega philanthropy, the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Huntingdon College and Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity will host the annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk, benefiting the Arthritis Foundation, Saturday, December 3, beginning and ending on the Green, 7:15–10:30 a.m.

Other fall service projects from Huntingdon Greek Life include a cornhole tournament sponsored by Sigma Nu fraternity and Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity to raise money for the World Wildlife Federation and their drive to save the world’s pandas. The panda is the AOPi symbol. Sigma Phi Epsilon, Huntingdon’s oldest existing fraternity, prefers to put muscle into their service and will serve with Habitat for Humanity and the Humane Shelter this fall. Their annual event, a Sand Slam Tournament (beach volleyball) will be held in the spring.

“When fraternities and sororities use their energy for bettering the world, we all benefit,” says Kristin McDaniel, assistant dean of students at Huntingdon College. “Their enthusiasm knows no limits, and the good they do impacts not only the lives of those whom they wish to serve, but also their own lives.”

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college recognized among “The Fastest Growing Colleges in America”  by The Chronicle of Higher Education; among the top 10 regional colleges and top 10 best regional values by U.S. News and World Report; among the top tier of regional colleges by the  Princeton Review; among “Colleges that Contribute to the Public Good,” by Washington Monthly; and on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Huntingdon campus, a Tree Campus USA, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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