Theta Phi Alpha rocks for charity

By Colton Crawford/Delta Staff Writer

The Missouri Valley College sorority Theta Phi Alpha braved the elements for its annual fundraiser “Rock-a-Thon” April 6 through 8.

The fundraiser consists of the girls sitting in rocking chairs for 48 hours straight in front of the Theta Phi Alpha house, which can be found on College Street right across from campus.

Former President of the Theta Phi Alpha Joi Reynolds said the Rock-a-Thon event is a fundraiser that was created in 2017 to raise money for a foundation of the sororities choosing.

Sydney Young explained to me that this year they chose the Hoot Resource Center.

“They strive to eliminate obstacles for children and families that are experiencing homelessness and to connect people with a variety of community based agencies,” she said.

Reynolds said the fundraiser relies on the generosity of the MVC campus, but also residents of Marshall.

“Typically, students, faculty, and people of the Marshall community stop by and donate whatever they feel is generous enough to give,” she said.

This year’s event was a little wetter than most with a spring thunderstorm forcing a brief pause. Once the worst of the weather had passed, members of the sorority bundled up and returned to their posts to finish.

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