February 27, 2013
LHU’s Omega Rho sorority hosted their annual Pearl Ball on Friday, Feb. 21, as part of their continuing effort to gather funds for their charity. This year, they raised $50.
The goal of the event was to raise money for the March of Dimes foundation. Although admission for the ball was free, donations were encouraged.
“Last year we got about $150. Hopefully we got around that this year,” said Patrice Harling, President of Omega Rho. “I think that it was a good turnout and we are hoping for a large amount of donations for the March of Dimes foundation.”
The Pearl Ball and Finer Womanhood week are just a small part of Omega Rho’s contribution to the March of Dimes, their national organization’s charity. They spend all semester raising money for the organization, supporting the health of pregnant women and their children.
The ball was the last event of finer womanhood week, a yearly event held by the sorority. Omega Rho has been hosting events such as the “Blurred Lines” and “Are you Wifey Material?” discussions during the week of Feb. 17.
“It [Finer Womanhood Week] gives back to the community on campus through discussions,” said Kathryn Lamas, a senior and Vice President of the sorority.
Awards promoting outstanding partnerships, best dressed and recognition (among others) were also given at the event. Some of the organizations that won awards include Sophisticated Ladies, Distinguished Gentlemen, and the Black Student Union.
“I saw the poster at Bentley on the middle floor… it looked like fun and I wanted to dress up and meet some new people. I think it will be really fun and it seems really great so far. Everyone seems so nice,” said Christen McCreavy, a freshman.