Phi Beta Psi Sorority January Meeting

Theta Omega chapter Phi Beta Psi sorority honored its seven queen candidates and their mothers Jan. 4 at Woodstock Grill in Seymour.

Hostesses were Stephanee Roberts, Desiree Hall and Melanie Klakamp.

The 45th annual cancer benefit dinner and dance will be Feb. 4 at Pewter Hall in Brownstown with the theme “Mardi Gras Mambo.”

Social hour begins at 6 with dinner at 7 p.m.

The Third Generation Band from Indianapolis will provide music for the event. This will be the 26th year for the band to perform for Theta Omega.

Tickets are $75 per couple and will be available until Jan. 23 from any chapter member.

Serving on this year’s dance committee are co-chairwomen Dana Byrkett and Jackie Hill, Melissa Krawchison, Roberts and Jan Robinson.

The seven Jackson County high school senior dance queen candidates are raising money for cancer research, the chapter’s national project. Candidates are Delaney Friend, Alexis Gross, Kirstin Hoene, Hannah Sipe, Mallory Thias, Haley Westfall and Hannah Wood.

The girls introduced their mothers and spoke about their school activities and future endeavors.

The contestant who raises the most money at a penny-a-vote will be named the 2017 queen. Decorated 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 Lisa Thias, Friend, Byrkett, Janet Cooper, Sipe, Amanda Reichenbacker, Johnni Hoene and Mary Reynolds.