Chi Omega to Hold Annual Philanthropy Week

Chi Omega sorority at William Woods University will hold its annual philanthropy week Monday (Oct. 5) through Friday (Oct. 9) to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Events include a community service day, a dodgeball tournament, a cake decorating contest and a midnight barbeque.


The cake decorating contest will take place Thursday, with judging beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cakes must be homemade and will be judged on taste and creativity of the decoration. The contest will be judged by a 14-year-old girl named Erin, who recently had her wish to go to New York City granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


William Woods and Westminster College will both be involved in the community service day. WWU will hold theirs on Tuesday, with Westminster participating on Wednesday. On these days, students will volunteer at various organizations, in an effort to give back to the Fulton community.


“We believe that even though we are raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, it is important to give back to our local community as well,” Ann Dehart, Chi Omega community service chair, said.


The dodgeball tournament will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulton YMCA. Teams will be awarded extra points for creative attire.


Thursday, a barbeque will be held from midnight to 2 a.m. A plate will cost $3, and will include a hotdog or hamburger, chips, cake (from the earlier competition) and a drink. There will also be a raffle, with a drawing at 1 a.m. Tickets for the raffle will be one for 50 cents or three for $1.


For more information, contact Ann Dehart at