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By RAVEN JACKSON | Staff Writer
It was chilly and rainy last Friday afternoon, but there were enough spicy wings under the roof of the Red Barn to make the temperature on campus smoking hot. The members of Chi Omega women’s fraternity held their third annual Wings for Wishes fundraiser for their philanthropy, the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
“Wings for Wishes is an annual event that was started three years ago by Chi Omega Women’s Fraternity. Even that first year, it was a huge success,” said Molli Swiatek.
Preparations for the fundraiser began early. “In the months leading up to Wings for Wishes, we request the support of businesses and restaurants both in Clarksville and Nashville to provide the donated wings. Anyone is also welcome to make their own batch of wings as a donation.
Tickets are $7.00 each, and everyone sells at least ten, so we are able to make a large contribution each year,” Swiatek said.
Participants at the event were able to sample various wings from businesses throughout the area and determined the best wings at the event.
“There are many wings to choose from this year. We have had places such as Choppin’ Block, Buffalo Wild Wings [and] Hooters offer their wing donations,” Swiatek said.
“We had over 4,000 wings donated from eight different businesses and eight different organizations at APSU” said Kendyl Davis. By the end of the event, Zaxby’s was named Chi Omega King of the Wing for the third year in a row, while Kappa Alpha Order took home the award for Finger Lickin’ Good Greek.
The women of Chi Omega were able to make a large donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation this
year, even topping the amount they raised in the previous year.
“Last year we raised $7,000 so our goal this year was $8,000, but we raised over $13,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation,” Davis said.
For more information on Chi Omega women’s fraternity or Wings for Wishes, contact Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at 221-6570 or visit room 208 in the MUC. TAS