Bring your own blanket and join Lipscomb’s Delta Omega for a ‘Hocus Pocus’ movie night that reinforces the club’s commitment to Best Buddies.

Delta Omega philanthropy chair Erin Whiting said plans for the movie night began in the summer, and the club pondered which movie to show for this autumn celebration.

“We talked about how the Buddies really like ‘Hocus Pocus’ and ‘Nightmare before Christmas,’ and (we) decided to go with ‘Hocus Pocus,'” she said.

The event will take place in the Quad, with snacks and s’mores beginning at 6:30 p.m. this evening and the movie starting at 7 p.m. The cost is a “pay-what-you-can” donation to benefit Best Buddies.

Best Buddies is a nonprofit global volunteer movement whose goal is to establish one-on-one friendships,  employment, leadership development and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according to the organization. Lipscomb has an on-campus Best Buddies chapter that includes associate members and one-on-one Buddies.

Delta Omega has been working with Best Buddies since 2013, and the club’s involvement is expanding.

“One of the changes I have made as philanthropy chair for Delta Omega is getting more involved with them as members, going to their parties and hanging out with them more,” said Whiting, of the relationship between the Greek Club and Best Buddies.

“We used to do a fundraiser with Best Buddies, ‘Mr. Lipscomb,’ but weren’t very involved with them,” Whiting said. “That [Best Buddies] was one of the reasons I wanted to join Delta Omega, so I changed that fundraiser to ‘Hocus Pocus,’ so we can hang out with them more.”

To find out more about Best Buddies or join, follow –this link.


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