Collection containers soon will be showing up all around Jackson County at local businesses asking for donations for the annual Phi Beta Psi Cancer Dance.
Each queen candidate will be requesting your penny-a-vote donation in hopes of becoming the dance queen.
Every year in February, Phi Beta Psi Theta Omega chapter conducts a fundraising event for its national project of cancer research. This event involves a dinner and dance in which local high school senior girls vie for the queen title.
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This year will be the 43rd year for the gala, which features a Hooray for Hollywood theme and is slated for Feb. 6 at Pewter Hall in Brownstown.
Dinner will be provided by Pewter Hall and will feature music by Third Generation Band. Tickets are $75 per couple or $37.50 for a single ticket and may be purchased from any sorority member.
Dance committee members are Michele Lewis, Mary Reynolds, Joan Trimpe, Kalee Alberring and April Darlage.
In addition to the collection containers around the county, each queen candidate will be requesting donations from friends, family and area businesses. Anyone wishing to make a tax-deductible donation may contact any of the candidates.
and the candidates are:
Abigail Currao Daughter of the Rev. Andrew and Donna Currao. She attends Trinity Lutheran High School, where she is involved in student ambassadors, drama, cheerleading, academic bowl, make-up committee, peer mentoring and Indiana State School Music Associatioin. She also is involved with friendship Bible class and youth/servant events. Following high school, she will be attending Concordia University in Chicago in hopes of being a director of Christian education.Alyssa GoenDaughter of Jason and Kristin Goen. She attends Seymour High School and is active with varsity gymnastics, serves as a D.A.R.E. role model, volunteers at The Alley soup kitchen and has spent time the past four summers doing mission work in the Dominican Republic. Following graduation, she plans to attend the University of Indianapolis to study sports marketing management.
Daughter of Cory and Kristen Robinson. She is a senior at Seymour High School and member of National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the varsity softball team. She is a Girls Inc. volunteer, a junior volunteer at Schneck Medical Center and a volunteer for the United Way Day of Caring. She serves as a cadet teacher and is involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Rule the Road. She plans to attend college to study elementary education.
Daughter of Bob and Sharon Wood. She is a senior at Seymour High School and a member of National Honor Society, Latin Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, sports council and varsity tennis. Emma is a D.A.R.E. role model and a 4-H Junior Leader. She has been involved with Sertoma Christmas Miracle, Riley Hospital for Children toy drive, Pregnancy Care Center, Hearts for Humes, Redding School Sock Hop for Riley, American Heart Association, elementary track ambassador, family preschool volunteer, SCSC sports camp instructor and high school soccer. She will be attending Marian University to play tennis and study elementary education.
Daughter of Dan and Renee Hodge. She attends Seymour High School. She is involved in choir, a cappella choir, National Honor Society, Mr. SHS and Theater Club and is a D.A.R.E. role model. She also is involved in the St. Ambrose youth group and studies dance at Dancers Studio in Columbus. She plans to attend an Indiana college and major in communications with a minor in theater.
Daughter of Les and Jennie Chase. She is a senior at Seymour High School, where she is a member of the track and varsity volleyball teams and is involved with the yearbook. She also is a 10-year member of 4-H, and she is involved in travel volleyball and Central Christian Church’s youth group. She plans to attend Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis with an undecided major.