School of Human Ecology to ‘Feed the Forgotten’

Oct 2, 2009 | General News

The merchandising department in Louisiana Tech’s School of Human Ecology is hosting a carnival-like event to help feed the needy in Louisiana and throughout the United States.

“Feed the Forgotten,” which is part of the Macy’s Come+Together event, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7. Each dollar donated will feed seven people, and Macy’s will double all of the money raised by the event. Half of the money raised will stay in Louisiana, and the other half will be dispersed throughout the country.

The event will be at the plaza on Tech’s campus, weather permitting, or inside the Tonk if the weather is bad.

The event will have pizza donated by Aramark, drinks from Super 1 Foods, popcorn from the Union Board, candy apples and cookies from KaCee’s Sugar and spice, and other brownies and candy. Three slices of pizza with a drink and a cookie or a brownie will be $4, and, separately, all food items will be $1.

Games will also be available, including a balloon pop, ring toss, cake walk, bowling, trivia and a dunking machine. Some human ecology students, professors – Dr. Amy Yates, chair of human ecology; Dr. Kathleen Heiden, an assistant professor of human ecology, and Dr. Tammy Harpel, an assistant professor of human ecology – and men’s basketball head coach Kerry Rupp will be up for dunking. Students will also have an opportunity to throw a shaving cream pie at them.

Door prizes will also be given from various businesses, including Planet Beach tanning salon, Log Cabin, Monjunis, Kyoto, All that Jazz, The Fashion, Peachtree Dental and many more.

The event is being organized by Keely Clay’s Merchandising 258 class and Tech’s chapter of the International Textile and Apparel Association. For more information, contact Clay, merchandising instructor, at (318) 257-4456.

Written by Judith Roberts