On November 6th, the brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha held their first annual “Great Pumpkin Bash” on the newly named Fultz Quad!
Instead of purchasing pumpkins for the event, the brothers turned to local farms such as Tebb’s and Carpenter’s farms located just outside of town.
The event was coordinated by the community service chairman of Lambda Chi Alpha, senior Max Lamport.
The brothers had collected over a hundred pumpkins prior to the start of the event.
The event lasted from 11 until 3, and I stuck around for the whole duration. It was very exciting to watch people smash pumpkins in all types of ways – and of course smash a few myself!
Here is sophomore Stevanakelly Dolence smashing her first pumpkin of the day, on a (barely visible) tarp covered in the remains of prior pumpkin demolition!
Senior Sophie Herzing had a great time hitting a homerun with a small white gourd in pumpkin baseball. What a smash!
Senior Margot Rankins-Burd captured at the moment of impact when she smashed her pumpkin with a heavy sledgehammer!
The Brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha raised over $100 dollars at the pumpkin bash to add to their grand total for their annual food drive for Feeding America. That money is used by Feeding America to provide 10 pounds of food for every dollar donated. That means that in the few short hours that this event was held these gentlemen raised over 1000 pounds of food for the local community. What a great event for a stellar cause, great job guys!
This event is just one of many examples of groups at Lycoming College giving back to to the community. Other greek organizations on campus partner with various philanthropies (such as Alpha Xi Delta and Autism Speaks), and non-greek clubs support other causes, including the sustainability committee, which coordinates Lycoming's food recovery efforts. I'm proud to attend a college that emphasizes the importance of giving back to the community.
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