ADPi host carnival, raises money

Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi) hosted the Lion’s Share Carnival on the Founder’s Hall lawn to raise money and awareness for the Ronald McDonald House, which consisted of games and a bake sale.

The event took place on Oct. 26.

Chloe Shinn, a member of ADPi, hoped students would participate in the activities set up at the carnival.

“This carnival’s main goal is to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House,” Shinn said. “We are going to be doing a bunch of different activities such as pong toss, ring toss, Frisbee toss and Pie a Pi, and we also have an assortment of cakes, popcorn and goodies for sale that will all directly contribute to Ronald McDonald House,” said Shinn.

The Ronald McDonald House is a charity devoted to housing families of sick children when a family is relocated to a new place for a child’s treatment. Madison Porter, a member of ADPi, said when ADPi volunteers with the charity, one of the main focuses is providing meals for the families staying at the house.

“We go to volunteer and help with providing meals for them, but one of the biggest aspects that we take with us when we go is just wanting to be a comfort to these people during this hard time,” Porter said. “We can do a lot by just being there and supporting them. It’s important that they know that they are being cared for, too.”

Porter also said ADPi tries to organize at least one trip to The Ronald McDonald House each semester. The charity, which is devoted to providing a caring environment for families, is the sorority’s philanthropy. The members also said while their fundraising efforts are for the entire operation, they also focus on helping the families personally. Their efforts towards Ronald McDonald House is something members of ADPi work hard throughout the year to maintain. The Lion’s Share Carnival is just one of the many ways the sorority reaches out to help the charity.

The carnival-themed event had many different booths for all students to interact with and be a part of the experience. Reagan Kirven, one of the sorority’s members, was a participant in “Pie a Pi,” a portion of the event where attendees could pay to throw a whipped cream pie at ADPi members.

Kirven also said being hit with a pie was an interesting and fun experience and was worth it for the sake of a charity like the Ronald McDonald House.