Strong winds were not enough to deter students from relaxing, dancing and eating while listening to live music during Kappa Alpha Theta’s “County Kick Back” concert.
The Wednesday night performance featured music by country singers Rob Cavender and Zane Womack outside Wiggins Hall in Worth Hills. Food was provided by Salsa Limón.
This was the first time Theta has hosted a philanthropy event in the spring, said Hailie Landreth, a sophomore political science major and Theta’s spring philanthropy chair.
“Theta does a big philanthropy event in the fall, our annual 5k, but we have never done anything in the spring,” she said. “We wanted to start hosting this spring philanthropy in order to raise money for Theta Foundation, which benefits members of Theta around the world through scholarships and grants.”
Theta Foundation, Landreth said, aims to help women attain the highest education possible and award women who are committed to making a difference in their community and the world. The event raised money for Theta Foundation through the sales of $7 admission wristbands, as well as t-shirts, which were $15.
Caroline Culwell, a sophomore speech pathology major, said she thought the event was a great way for students to enjoy themselves and raise money.
“This is a very relaxed and fun atmosphere,” Culwell said. “It’s nice to be able to hang out with friends and listen to some feel-good music.”
Luke Moran, a sophomore business major, agreed.
“I’m really enjoying this chance to take a break from stressing about studying and to enjoy great food, great people and some great country music,” he said.
Every member of Theta worked hard all week to promote the event by selling wristbands and t-shirts, Landreth said.
“I could not be more grateful for everyone’s help,” Landreth said, “and I’m so proud of our TCU community coming out to support this cause.”