by Viki Papadakis
On Friday, February 7th, 2014, Folsom Lake College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Beta Mu Upsilon, hosted Hearts for Hope, a charity event held in the Falcon’s Roost. The event itself was, as the name suggests, heart-themed. The Falcon’s Roost was transformed into a formal environment with tablecloths, balloons, and hanging lights. All decorations conformed to the color scheme of red, white, and black, which gave the room a cohesive and professional feel.
At the event, there was a bar full of various candies, cookies, and other sweets, which guests were granted an unlimited supply of. Attendees also enjoyed a live performance by Claire Wright, a local musician. With purchase of an admission ticket, guests were given raffle tickets and had the opportunity to participate in a silent auction. The silent auction and raffle showcased donated products from a variety of local businesses. A clear highlight of the night was the photo station, where attendees were able to pay a small donation to have high-quality photos taken of them. At the photo station, guests had the opportunity to don silly hats and costumes, making this activity quite enjoyable.
Overall, the event was very successful. All proceeds from the event went towards St. Jude Children Research Hospital. The event raised just under $2000 for the charity and had over a hundred attendees. This was the first of what Phi Theta Kappa hopes will become an annual charity event so be sure to be look out for upcoming Phi Theta Kappa events at Folsom Lake College.
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