Fraternity’s philanthropy week returns


(PHOTO/Hannah Crews)


Patrick Stephens

Staff Writer



Alpha Tau Omega Kappa Beta chapter crowned its first ever Miss Octauberfest, during its philanthropy event, Octauberfest, which benefits the Wounded Warrior Project.
This year is the first time that the event has consisted of multiple days and events.
“We were really encouraged by the turn out for the event last year so we wanted to expand what the event consisted of,” said Alpha Tau Omega Philanthropy Chair Parker Reiss, a junior elementary education major from Brewton.
“We are going to have our band party like always, but we extended this year’s event to include a Miss OcTauberfest Pageant and wild game supper held at the ΑΤΩ House,” Reiss said.
“The pageant and wild game supper was a huge success and we are expecting a large turnout for the band party based on ticket sales so far.”
The pageant concluded this past Tuesday with Haley Hinote being crowned as the first ever Miss Octauberfest.
The band party is being held this Thursday beginning at 8 p.m.  Union Road and Trotline will both be preforming throughout the course of the night.
Tickets can be purchased from any brother for $5 preceding the event, and tickets will be sold for $8 at the door.
All money raised throughout the week will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that strives to help out soldiers that have been wounded in action.
“We are really proud to be able to give back to those soldiers that have sacrificed so much and their families,” said Alpha Tau Omega’s President Joey Carter, junior biomedical sciences major from Decatur, “I know this cause really resonates with us here at ΑΤΩ.”
“Besides raising money for a good cause, one of our hopes for these events is to also raise awareness for our signature event that we host in the spring, Walk Hard,” Parker Reiss said.
“This will also be benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.  It’s our annual event where brothers give up their spring break to walk from Troy to Panama City Beach, Fla., a journey that is 150 miles over six days, with the walkers averaging close to twenty five miles a day for the entire way.”
Anyone looking to donate can speak to any brother for more information about the events or the Wounded Warrior Project in general.

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