Five recognized Frostburg State University fraternities and sororities, along with the BURG Peer Education Network, raised an astounding $12,900 for six different charities as part of FSU’s Homecoming festivities this past weekend.
For the third year in a row, candidates for Frostburg State University’s Homecoming King and Queen and the organizations they represented raised money for charities as a way to earn the Homecoming crown. The money was raised within a 30-day time frame.
Staci Grabill, representing Delta Zeta, was crowned Homecoming Queen. Her organization raised more than $7,700 for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Alleghenies. Chris Beaston, representing Tau Kappa Epsilon, was crowned Homecoming King. His organization raised more than $1,000 for the Alzheimer's Association.
Other candidates and the amounts they raised:
• Erin Miller, representing Alpha Sigma Tau, raised nearly $1,900 for Habitat for Humanity of Garrett County;
• Rachel Harley, representing Kappa Tau Epsilon, raised more than $1,200 for American Cancer Society;
• Kelli Garner, representing the BURG Peer Education Network, raised more than $740 for the Family Crisis Resource Center;
• Jessica Hartell, representing Alpha Phi Omega, raised nearly $300 for the March of Dimes;
In addition to efforts by the Homecoming court, more than 165 critically ill children will benefit from the efforts of students, alumni and FSU employees who spent Saturday making colorful Glories Happy Hats, the continuation of last year’s Homecoming service project. The hats are soft, jester-like hats that will be given to critically ill children in such places as pediatric intensive care units, burn centers and hospices. The FSU Alumni Association, which continued the project throughout the year at various locations across the state, set a goal of completing 150 Happy Hats over the year. As of Saturday afternoon, 169 hats had been completed.
Finally, as has been a tradition at FSU for a number of years, students affiliated with a number of campus groups fanned out through the neighborhood adjoining the campus Sunday afternoon for the Big Event, a Frostburg City Clean Up. It was sponsored by the FSU Student Government Association.
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