Carnival contributes to Dance Marathon

Mary-Kate Burkert

Delta Tau Delta fraternity and Delta Zeta sorority are teaming up to raise money for Dance Marathon.

With a fall carnival on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. the sororities will host an event at 2121 Sunset Drive, which is set to include an adult-sized bounce house, carnival games, prizes and Papa John’s pizza.

Tickets are $5 and can be bought from any Delta Tau Delta or Delta Zeta member or at the door. All proceeds raised will be donated to the ISU chapter of Dance Marathon.

“We decided to pair up because we thought our houses would work well together and we could double the profits,” said Olivia Gaudineer, co-chairwoman for the event. “We decided on donating the money raised to Dance Marathon because it is a great cause at Iowa State, and we wanted to help support something local.”

Cameron Johnson, also co-chairwoman for the event, said the induction of the carnival fits well with the big anniversary of Dance Marathon.

“With this being Dance Marathon’s 15th year at Iowa State, we decided it would be the perfect cause to raise funds and awareness for,” Johnson said.

“I am excited for our houses to get to know each other a little better, for people to have a good time and to raise money for a cause that is not only close to my heart but also to thousands of students on campus,” Johnson said.

Many members of the sorority show enthusiasm for the fall carnival as it draws near.

“I am so excited for this event because it is going to be a great Panhellenic philanthropy uniting two Greek houses,” said Jessica Muntz, junior in event management. “I also think it is great because it supports an awesome student run philanthropy on campus.” 

“I, too, am looking forward to the carnival because it’s a wonderful way to get all Iowa State students involved with such a wonderful cause,” said Alyssa Domagalski, freshman in event management and marketing. “It’s always great to hear students are taking initiative and trying new and exciting ideas, and Delta Tau Delta and Delta Zeta’s fall carnival is that new and fresh idea.”