Members of Chi Omega sorority at William Woods University recently could say they had their cake, and ate it, too. During their annual Omega Man philanthropy week, the sorority hosted a new, and popular, cake decorating competition.
Through this and other activities, the Chi Omegas raised nearly $1,700 to donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Ten groups entered the cake-decorating contest, including fraternities and sororities from both William Woods University and Westminster College, as well as independents from WWU.
Two Make-A-Wish participants—Delaney Gralike, 10, of Columbia and Madison Noblett, 5, of Jefferson City—helped judge the contest, which was based on appearance and taste.
Gralike has cystic fibrosis and is in the process of deciding what her wish will be. Noblett has Ullrich muscular dystrophy. She will be going to Discovery Cove in Orlando, Fla., in June to swim with the dolphins and go to the beach.
Co-chairs of the week’s events were Nicole DeWoskin, a junior from Chesterfield, Mo., and Amanda Newton, a sophomore from Los Angeles.
After judging, the cakes were laid out for the midnight barbecue, proceeds of which were also donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Delta Gamma sorority took top honors for their cakes. Pi Kappa Alpha and Alpha Chi Omega were overall winners for the week’s events, which included a banner competition, serenades and a dodge ball tournament.
Amanda Newton (left) and Nicole DeWoskin help Madison Noblett, 5, and Delaney Gralike, 10, judge the large owl cake submitted by Delta Gamma sorority in Chi Omega’s Make-A-Wish cake decorating contest.