2012-07-12 / Local & State

Xi Eta Lambda News

Sisters of Xi Eta Lambda, McConnellsburg Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, did several projects for the second quarter of 2012 that included ushering for McConnellsburg High School musical “Anything Goes” and donating candy and items for bingo prizes to the long-term-care residents at Fulton County Medical Center.

The sisters hosted a Founder’s Day banquet for the three county sororities at Sideling Hill Christian Church social hall. As guests entered the hall, they were greeted by Cherina Cutchall, a legacy member, dressed from the 1930s, inviting everyone to have a seat in “her” dining room. The table and assorted scenes were set to look like the olden times, complete with antiques and old-fashioned items designed by Summer Stiffler and Deb Leese. The tables also had flower arrangements set in old blue Mason jars. Woman of the Year award went to Summer Stiffler. Entertainment was provided by five cast members from the McConnellsburg High School musical, performing songs from the musical, “Anything Goes.” The new theme announced for the upcoming sorority year was “ You’re Among Friends.”

In May, the sorority held a mother/daughter banquet at The New Fort Restaurant with a cupcake theme. Each person received a cupcake decorated by Sue Fleming as a favor. The game prizes were floral arrangements made to look like cupcakes.

Sisters helped to fill, place and remove luminary bags at the annual Fulton County Relay for Life.

A ritual was held for Carol Strait to advance to the Laureate Degree.

Fair queen applications were distributed to each school.

Scholarships were presented to Nick McClure from McConnellsburg High School and Erin McQuait from Forbes Road High School.

The chapter’s birthday was celebrated in June. Beta buddies were revealed and new ones chosen for the upcoming year.

Sue Fleming demonstrated making a watering can full of mini cupcake roses. Each sister took one home to enjoy.

For fundraising projects, the sisters had a food stand at two auction sales.

Newly elected officers for the 2012-2013 year are: Vickie Gordon, president; Marie Shimer, vice president; Susie Schmidt, recording secretary; Chris McQuade, treasurer; Summer Stiffler, corresponding secretary; and Deb Leese, extension officer.

The chapter’s yardstick was completed giving the chapter a three-star rating.

Fair queen committees are busy preparing for the upcoming Fulton County fair queen pageant in August.

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