Students dance for those who cannot
Dance Marathon: Georgetown College scheduled to take place April 1, 2By HANNAH FLANERY
On Georgetown College’s website, you can find a list of our top ten traditions on campus, including such great events as Belle of the Blue, Songfest, Grubfest, Chapel Day/Bid Day and Commencement. What do all of these events have in common? First of all, they’re a great way to have fun and create memories, but they’re also geared to have a positive impact solely on the Georgetown College community. What if we could build on that list, and add a tradition that is not only memorable and fun, but also reaches outside of Georgetown College and helps others in need? That’s exactly what Dance Marathon is designed to do.
Dance Marathon is a movement involving high school and college campuses across the nation. The event is designed to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network, with Georgetown College’s specific emphasis focusing on Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Last year alone, college dance marathons across the nation raised over six million dollars for their local children’s hospitals.
This year will be Georgetown’s first year participating in the event, and Executive Board members here on campus are planning on setting a high standard for the future of what they know will become an outstanding tradition. Since each campus places a personalized spin on what their event will look like, Georgetown College’s Dance Marathon Executive Board has some exciting things in store. The event, to be held April 1 and 2 in the George H.W. Bush Center for Fitness, will last a total of 17 hours and 87 minutes (in honor of the college’s founding year). On the main basketball court, there will be a constant stream of music (from DJs and live bands) for those who want to boogie at any point in the night. In the game room, students who aren’t up for dancing will have the opportunity to participate in various video game tournaments or to just hang out and have a good time. In the room where exercise equipment is usually located, the Exec Board hopes to offer various classes, like Zumba and kickboxing. And, of course, there will be tons of free food and door prizes offered throughout the night!
How can you get involved? It’s easy. Registration is done online at http://www.helpmakemiracles.org. From there, choose Kentucky as the state, and the Georgetown College Dance Marathon as the event. After paying the $20 registration fee, you can send out emails to friends and family asking for donations for your cause. It’s that simple! To raise even more money for Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Dance Marathon: GC will be holding other fundraising events throughout the semester, so keep an eye out. And for those of you interested in holding a leadership position within the Exec Board of Dance Marathon or helping out in any other way, it isn’t too late! Just email Lauren Casada at firstname.lastname@example.org. For any other information, look for Dance Marathon on Facebook or Twitter (@dancemarathongc) or stop by their table outside of the Caf during lunch every Monday.
College choirs combine to present Presidents Day ConcertBy EVAN HARRELL
In honor of Presidents Day, the Georgetown College Chorale and Concert Choir will combine to present a concert that will not only honor the history of Presidents of the United States, but will also feature some popular music that has been performed in the White House.
However, this will not be “another choir concert” you drag yourself to just because you need some Nexus credit. This will be a full-on production that will keep your attention the entire time.
The repertoire will include songs from the Revolutionary War era all the way up through present day. Some of them are former national anthems, others are favorite songs and hymns of the Presidents and still others are hits from Broadway musicals that have been sung for some of the Presidents.
The concert will be Mon., Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. in the John L. Hill Chapel. Nexus/CEP credit will be given.
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