By: Ellicia Moore
The ladies of Chi Kappa Rho hosted their 49th Annual Fashion Show Wednesday, March 12 at 9 p.m. in the German Club. XKP has been a part of the University of New Haven campus for 50 years as of Fall semester 2013.
The ladies host the fashion every year to help raise money for the Virginia M. Parker Scholarship in honor of their founder. This scholarship is awarded to a female that is not a sister of Chi Kappa Rho to help them continue their education at UNH. Last year, they raised over $500 for their scholarship, and this year they raised $509.
The show had an American theme and included both a casual and formal wear section, where models from Delta Chi fraternity and two ladies dressed in traditional red white and blue colors to coordinate with the theme.
The show also included an intermission that featured UNH’s 5,6,7,8 Dance Team and brothers of Lambda Alpha Upsilon, who performed a style of dance called “Trilling,” which they described as a mixture of stepping and dance.
Deciding on the theme for the fashion show was a joint effort of every sister in Chi Kappa Rho; they used a democratic voting process to come up with the theme for the show and America was born again, and participants showed great pride for their country during the competition.
Along with raising money for their scholarship, XKP sisters had plenty of prizes to giveaway. They gave away gift cards in the amount of $20-$25 to Walmart, Subway, Starbucks, Barnes and Nobles, Five Guys, iTunes, Fridays, and Dunkin Dounuts. They also gave away gift baskets full craft, movie, and novelty items, and a Vera Bradley bag set. The scholarship will be given to this year’s recipient at an Awards Banquet towards the end of the semester.