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Gamma Phi gets in the Skillet spirit

 

There are many ways a group can do philanthropic work, and the sorority Gamma Phi Beta has found a way to make eating frogs just that. 

 

The “Gamma Phi Frog Fry” is an annual event hosted by the sorority to raise funds for Campfire USA. 

 

“Campfire USA is an organization devoted to helping lower income students gain the encouragement and skills they need,” said senior Gamma Phi Stephanie Chung. 

 

In order to contribute to this noble cause, students simply needed to purchase a ticket for $10 and then they could enjoy the delicious taste of fried frog legs. Freshman Parminder Deo said the legs were “pretty good and tasted ‘just like chicken'”.  

 

But if you chose not to hop at the opportunity to devour frog legs, there were other activities and ways to be entertained at this charity event. 

 

Laura Chen, a freshman planning to major in mechanical engineering, said that her favorite parts were the company and the music. A target was also provided for those wishing to test their football throws. 

 

Chung said that “there [were] more people here,” compared to last year. “This is a come-and-go event and so far, around a hundred or so individuals have come,” she said.

 

The large number of visitors shouldn’t be a surprise, given the copious amount of advertising Gamma Phi churned out. 

 

From online notifications to a big pink tent set up at the central flagpole for a week, it was almost impossible for a student not to have heard of this fundraiser.

 

Rebekah Reistad, a member of Gamma Phi and a sophomore engineering management major, said that the most important thing to remember is “the fact that we are raising money for philanthropic reasons.” 

 

This frog-frying fundraiser is held annually on the week that the SMU Mustangs battle it out on the football field against the TCU Horned Frogs. Hopefully, the Mustangs can do to TCU what this sorority has done to these crunchy frogs.

 

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