Sorority meets, hears from 6 queen candidates

Theta Omega chapter of Phi Beta Psi honored its queen candidates and their mothers Jan. 7 at The Pines Fireside Room.

Hostesses were Mary Reynolds, Susan Bevers and Dana Byrkett.

The 43rd annual cancer benefit dinner and dance will be Feb. 7 at Pewter Hall in Brownstown with a cabana sunset celebration theme. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The Third Generation Band from Indianapolis will provide music for the event.

The six Jackson County high school senior dance queen candidates are raising money for cancer research, the chapter’s national project. They are Macy Hall, Mariah Lewis, Kennedy Richart, Brycelyn Ruddick, Alexis Thomasma and Maeleigh Tidd.

The candidates spoke briefly about their school activities, future endeavors and displayed their donation cans.

The girl who raises the most money at a penny a vote will be named the 2015 queen. Cans have been placed at area businesses for collecting votes.

Queen candidates are contacting businesses and industries looking for additional donations.

Winning door prizes were Ruddick, Tidd, Brooke Williams, Doris Baurle and Janet Cooper.

The next social will be combined with the business meeting Feb. 16.