Tribune Staff Reports

The competition for the 2015 Phi Beta Psi Cancer Dance queen contest has begun.

Each of the six Jackson County high school candidates competing for the title have placed collection containers at local businesses asking for donations. The candidates are Macy Hall, Mariah Lewis, Kennedy Richart, Brycelyn Ruddick, Alexis Thomasma and Maeleigh Tidd.

Each February, Theta Omega chapter of Phi Beta Psi conducts a fundraising event for its national project of cancer research. In addition to the queen candidates raising funds for the title, the Seymour sorority organizes a dinner and dance.

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The 43rd annual cancer benefit gala dinner and dance “A Cabana Sunset Celebration” is slated for Feb. 7 at Pewter Hall in Brownstown.

The Third Generation Band from Indianapolis will provide the entertainment. Tickets are $75 per couple or $37.50 for a single ticket and may be purchased from any sorority member. Dance committee members are Cori Vaughn, Taryn Rockey, Melissa Krawchison, Stephanee Roberts and Brooke Williams.

During the gala, the winner of the cancer dance queen title will be announced. The winner is the girl who raises the most money — at a penny a vote — for cancer research. Anyone wishing to make a donation may contact any of the queen candidates.