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Lycoming College students participated in the Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity's Shack-A-Thon as part of First Friday events on Oct. 1. The Shack-A-Thon was a combination fundraiser and awareness event. Teams of students from Lycoming and Penn College registered and paid a "building permit fee" for their shacks in order to participate.
The groups created structures out of cardboard and duct tape. The creativity of the students showed through structures resembling castles, house boats and lighthouses.
"It was a great way not only to introduce Habitat to people, but also to raise a little bit of money for them while having a ton of fun at the same time," said Rev. Jeffery LeCrone, the College's Habitat for Humanity advisor.
Lycoming was represented by teams from Lambda Chi Alpha and Phi Kappa Psi fraternities, Alpha Rho Omega sorority, United Campus Ministry and its chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
"It was Lambda Chi Alpha's first time participating in Shack-A-Thon," said Jehiel Boner, the fraternity's philanthropy chair. "Last year, I walked by the event and thought it looked fun and interesting. Being a part of the event this year was a blast. It was fun to not only build your own house but also see what everyone else was building. A great activity for a great cause!"