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Lambda Kappa Sigma to hold Turkey Tea Luncheon at S.U.B.

Maddie Davis, Staff Writer

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At 11 a.m on Nov. 8, Wilkes University’s Lambda Kappa Sigma will host their annual Turkey Tea Luncheon in the Henry Student Center Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lambda Kappa Sigma partnered up with Salvation Army and Lieutenant Melissa Urbaez to head The Tukey Tea Luncheon, a thanksgiving themed fundraising event to help the local families of the Wilkes-Barre area.

The luncheon will serve traditional thanksgiving food made by the Lambda Kappa Sigma members. 

The Turkey Tea Luncheon is one of Megan Sheriff’s favorite events the fraternity holds. Sheriff is a member of Lambda Kappa Sigma and a third year pharmacy student at Wilkes.

“The purpose of Turkey Tea [luncheon] is to bring the school together to give back to our community,” said Megan Sheriff.

“Knowing that we are able to help local families during the holiday season is a rewarding feeling,” added Sheriff.

Lieutenant Melissa Urbaez added to Sheriff’s enthusiasm for the event as this will be her second year partnering with Lambda Kappa Sigma for the luncheon. Lieutenant Melissa Urbaez works with the Salvation Army to help the Wilkes-Barre community as a whole.

“For us at The Salvation Army this is a great opportunity for the community to be made aware of what we do and how we help the Wilkes-Barre community” said Lt. Urbaez

“The money that we receive from the funds raised by this luncheon goes right back into the community of Wilkes-Barre by helping us provide Christmas toys and food to over 500 families (1500 children), as well as other services that we offer,” explained Lt. Urbaez.

“Melissa divides [the money raised by the event] up between the families” explained Kacey Knapp. Knapp also clarified that the money is also used “if they need other stuff for the holidays like food and clothing.”

Lambda Kappa Sigma president Kacey Knapp added her input on the Turkey Tea Luncheon as she has been apart of the past three luncheons.

“One of our core values is service,” said Knapp “We’re not a large group so we try to do little things that can grow into a bigger impact on the society.”

There will also be a to-go option for those who want to enjoy a turkey dinner and want to help these local families but can’t attend the entirety of the luncheon.

Tickets to attend the Luncheon are being sold until Nov. 4 for $10. Ticket sales will be donated to the local Salvation Army to help families around the Wilkes-Barre area.

For further information or to purchase a ticket, please contact Megan Sheriff  at megan.sheriff@wilkes.edu.

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