| 03.24.2018

Helping others one pancake at a time

Delta Delta Delta sorority to host pancake feed to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The aroma of pancakes, bacon and eggs filled the air surrounding the Delta Delta Delta Sorority house last April, as the members hosted their second annual Tri-Hop pancake feed.

“It is a late night pancake feed,” said Ashley Taylor, Tri Delta philanthropy chairwoman. “All the proceeds go directly to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.”

The all-you-can-eat pancake feed will take place again this year at 8 p.m. Wednesday on the sorority’s lawn, located on the corner of Elm and Sixth Street. Taylor said the buy-in is $5 and attendees are welcome to eat and socialize on the lawn until midnight.

Every member of Tri Delta has a hand in the event in some way, Taylor said. While some members will help cook the pancakes, others will serve and some will mingle with the crowd.

“Its kind of an upbeat atmosphere,” Taylor said. “People can just hangout (and) have fun.”

This is Tri Delta’s third philanthropy event of the year, Taylor said. She said many of the Greek organizations on the University of Idaho campus hold a main philanthropy event each year, but Tri Delta has a few that are pretty equal in size.

“I think a lot of houses have one main one,” Taylor said. “We don’t have any event like that, that involves a competition.”

Last year, Taylor said the UI chapter of Tri Delta raised $12,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, with $2,000 of that being raised at Tri-Hop. Taylor said while most philanthropy events have a monetary goal, Tri Delta is just hoping to get enough participation to make an impact.

“I don’t have a specific goal,” Taylor said. “I just hope it gets bigger and bigger each year.”

Last year 350 people attended Tri-Hop, and Taylor said she is hoping for an even  larger turnout this year.

St. Jude is a pediatric cancer research hospital located in Memphis, Tennessee, that treats about 7,800 patients a year from all 50 states.

“St. Jude helps anyone in need, with no cost to them,” Taylor said.

Even though St. Jude is on the other side of the country, it could still affect people in Idaho, Taylor said. She said people should come to Tri-Hop to help support them.

“It is a great way to give back to a good cause,” Taylor said.

Graham Perednia  can be reached at arg-news@uidaho.edu 

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