Delta Gamma hosts Halloween event for children


    The Delta Gamma sorority house was filled with laughing children, joyful parents and spooky costumes Thursday night. 

    Delta Gamma has an annual event called DG Halloween. This year, the tradition took place on Oct. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Brooke Winter, the director of alumni relations for Delta Gamma, said she was in charge of the event.  

    “DG invited children from the Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, schools around the district that have programs for the blind and any other people that wanted to come join the fun,” Winter said.

    Ashton Theiss, a junior Delta Gamma and strategic communication major, said she helped set up, decorate, and make food for the event. She was also a tour guide for the families.

    Winter said she has been preparing for this event for the past two weeks. Delta Gamma has been collecting candy, supplies, food and decorations from the women that live in the house. 

    On the second floor, the walls were covered in black sheets, webs and had scary music playing for their haunted house portion of the night, Winter said.

    “These children don’t get regular Halloween experiences all the time, so it’s awesome and rewarding to see them have so much fun," Theiss said.

    Hannah Morris, senior Delta Gamma and accounting major, said that her favorite part of DG Halloween was being able to meet the children and their families, while the children play at the house.

    “It amazes me in what they are capable of doing, and it’s a humbling experience to be a part of," Morris said.

    This event does not raise money for their philanthropy, Service for Sight, but rather serves as a fun gathering for the children around the neighborhood. 

    Delta Gamma raises money through their other philanthropic events and is now at a total of $11,000 for this past year, Winter said.