2019-01-10 / Local & State

Sorority News

Iota Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority has had a busy fall. In August the Beginning Day activity was a progressive dinner for members and their guests. Appetizers and the main course were hosted at Gail and Tim Potter’s home. Desserts were served at Tammy and Rod Heming’s home. October brought the annual fall tea held at Iris Hendershot’s house. Various teas were served along with sandwiches and fancy desserts.

The first meeting in November had a program on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Each sister received a copy of the poem “In Flanders Field” and a red poppy to wear on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. The fall banquet was a delicious dinner at Whips Cove Church. Then later in November, 25 members and guests went to Mercersburg to enjoy a concert called the “Pennsylvania Opry Christmas Show.”

The first meeting in December was the pledging ritual for newest member, Sherry Northcraft. Three members, Vicki Bogetti, Bonnie Dollinger and Gail Potter, went to Fulton County Medical Center to help residents send Christmas cards to family and friends. The sorority provided the cards, the stamps, and the help to address the envelopes and write personal messages in the cards.

During the fall, donations were made to various local organizations. Money was given to Fulton County Catholic Mission, Mercersburg Community Chorus, and Fulton County Food Bank. Help was also given to a family that suffered flood damage to their home. Throughout the year the chapter provides birthday presents to approximately 65 residents at the Medical Center. These gifts are personalized and given out by the staff at the monthly birthday parties.

Currently the sorority is working on a fundraiser of selling homemade soup for Super Bowl Sunday and raisin-filled cookies for Valentines Day.

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