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Fea­turing all dif­ferent kinds of pan­cakes — chocolate chip, straw­berry and banana, gluten free, and plain — Chi Omega is gearing up for its annual Chi-Hop Chi Omega Pancake Breakfast this Sat­urday,

March 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All pro­ceeds go to the Make-A-Wish foun­dation.

Junior Eliz­abeth Laux, phil­an­thropy chair of Chi Omega, and her assistant junior Emily Harvill have been working hard to prepare.

“It’s one of our biggest events all school year so we def­i­nitely put a lot of effort into planning and orga­nizing every­thing,” Laux said.

Tickets cost five dollar and will be sold this week in the Student Union during the lunch hours and at the Chi Omega house on Sat­urday.

“I think it’s a really great oppor­tunity for everyone in our own house to get involved because every­thing is so hands on,” said junior Josephine von Dohlen, pres­ident of Chi Omega. “I think it’s just a fun event.”

Around 300 people usually attend the event, according to Laux. She is antic­i­pating more this year.

“Espe­cially this year, with it being on parents weekend and getting a lot of ath­letic teams involved to come, we are expecting a higher par­tic­i­pation,” said Laux.

Laux is also excited to support Make-A-Wish Foun­dation. Since 2001, the Hillsdale College chapter of Chi Omega has raised $21,000 and vol­un­teered a total of 877 hours for Make-A-Wish.

Senior Peyton Bowen said two Make-A-Wish vol­un­teers will attend the breakfast Sat­urday to say thank you to Chi Omega.

Von Dohlen values Chi Omega’s rela­tionship with Make-A-Wish.

“The beau­tiful thing about our rela­tionship with Make-A-Wish is it becomes a local, per­sonal rela­tionship,” said von Dohlen. “These are local fam­ilies that we are helping. I think bringing it to Hillsdale in that level really makes it more impactful and puts more of a mission behind our work.”