Alpha Phi Omega Serves Pancakes to Campus Families
By Sam Shourds, Staff Writer
Students and their families alike woke up on Saturday, October 20 in anticipation of Family Weekend: a few days full of quality family time spent attending college-sponsored events, walking around town, catching up, and eating some delicious food along the way.
Alpha Phi Omega (APO), Gettysburg’s co-ed service fraternity, catered to these hungry students and parents with their 19th Annual Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday morning.
The breakfast took place in CUB 260, where the circular tables were decked out with blue and yellow tablecloths (the colors of APO), and a buffet of freshly-made pancakes and bacon lined the wall.
The friendly faces of APO members Kelly Curran ‘20, Maddy Casey ‘21, and Lizzie Hobbs ‘21 welcomed families at the door and explained that any donations would go to No Kid Hungry, an organization that targets providing all children with the food they need to survive and maintain a healthy diet. APO brothers recommended donations of $6 per person but accepted any amount.
In addition to No Kid Hungry, the fraternity has previously donated to Adams County Homeless Shelter and other charities in the community. As charity is the main pillar of APO, Curran says that events like this one are a great opportunity for all of the brothers to work together in their mission to “try to make campus a better place.”
As for the quality of the pancakes, pancake customer Emma Hedgpeth ‘22 said, “I liked how they used milk chocolate chips in the pancakes and not semisweet.”
Her father also added, “The bacon was just the right balance of crispy and chewy.”
The positive opinions of Emma and her family certainly reflected the overall consensus, as the group raised over $400 in donations, proving to be just as successful as previous years. Next year, they’ll be back for the 20th Annual Pancake Breakfast, so mark your calendars and look out for more APO-sponsored events around campus this year.