By: Jenna Gerrick and Jessie Kohan
Last week kicked off one of many fundraisers held by local State College businesses to raise money for the 2010 Penn State Dance Marathon. The THON public relations committee was excited to promote the first event that would help raise money for the total THON fund. The event was held at Rita’s Italian Ice on Beaver Avenue on October 8 from noon to 10 p.m. The committee made posters to help make the public aware of the event. On the day of the event street teamers encouraged people to attend the event by standing outside the HUB and downtown. The Rita’s Ice Guy was even wandering around the HUB getting people excited about “Rita’s Chill Out for the Kids.” The event overall was a great success, Rita’s donated 20 percent of their profits to THON ’10. The line down the street can be attributed to the great efforts from the public relations committee.