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Kappa’s host a pancake lovers paradise

September 25, 2015

Cristian Corbett - The Courier / Kappa sisters gathered at Applebee's making pancakes to raise money for reading is fundamental

Kappa Kappa Gamma filled stomachs and raised money at their second annual pancake breakfast last Saturday. Held at Applebee’s in Galesburg, the event raised money for the sorority’s charity supporting children’s literacy.

The pancake breakfast was organized by Kappa philanthropy chair Emilee Livesay. There was a lot of planning involved that needed to be done far in advance.

“We started planning for the event last year,” said chapter president Maggie Brundige. “We had to contact Applebee’s six months ahead of time, and we had a lot of planning done over the summer.”

Kappa’s were busy selling tickets for a few weeks prior to the breakfast.

“We sold 150 tickets before the event, we had a lot of people come and pay at the door,” said member Amy Lawrence. “We also took donations at the door, which people have been very generous about.”

The money raised will go to an organization called Reading is Fundamental, which helps provide books for children who are less fortunate. It is also the nation’s largest nonprofit children’s literacy program.

“The majority of the money will go to Reading is Fundamental, but part of the money will also help give some of our sisters scholarships and help them out after college,” said Lawrence.

Those who attended the event were greeted by various Kappa members and a very filling plate of pancakes and bacon. Members of the sorority volunteered their time to serve the pancake plates and beverages themselves.

“It was a lot of fun and I had plenty to eat,” said sophomore Kaila Heitter. “I think it’s really great that these ladies are raising money for charity and the breakfast was a great idea. All of the girls were really friendly and did a great job organizing the event.”

“I want to thank everyone that came,” said Lawrence. “Everyone was really generous and a lot of Greek life came out to support.”

Founded at Monmouth College in 1870, Kappa Kappa Gamma is one of the oldest women’s Greek-letter societies.

Cristian Corbett
News Editor

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