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Sorority plans talent, fashion show

Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority is in the process of organizing the first-ever fashion/talent show scheduled for Dec. 1. The purpose is to encourage maximum student involvement and to support the organization by holding a fundraiser.

All proceeds from the event will go toward helping boost the organization. The fundraiser will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the event will be held in the Chapman Auditorium.

Senior marketing major Brittany Stephens, a member of the Iota Xi chapter of AKA, said that she is looking forward to being a part of the show and is curious to know how the turnout will be. Stephens also said that she is excited that such an event will be held for the first time.

“It started with the idea of modeling,” Stephens said. “We were thinking that it would be boring to organize a show where models were walking the whole time. So, now, we are trying to incorporate both – a modeling show and a talent show. When the models are taking a break, we will have students come up and show us their talents. For example, besides fashion, we want to have singers entertain us.”

The overall fashion/talent show will have several themes that will be revealed to the audience once they arrive at the show.

Entry fees are as follows: AKA members will pay $1, Greek members from other organizations will pay $2, students with their FMU ID will pay $3, and those without their FMU ID will pay $4.

“We are curious to know what kind of talent Francis Marion has,” Stephens said. “We want students to participate as much as possible in events that happen here. It helps them grow and also have new experiences.”

AKA is presently looking for models who are interested in participating in the event. Students are welcome to join the show so that there will be a wider variety of talent to display. The organization and its members are continually working and practicing for skits. They want the student body to willingly involve themselves in events such as the upcoming fashion/talent show.

“Hopefully, if it goes well, it may turn out to be an annual thing for Alpha Kappa Alpha that people can look forward to every year,” Stephens said.