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.”