(November 4, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary Chi Omegas Hold "Making Dreams Come True" Auction to Benefit Make-a-Wish Foundation® of Louisiana

Make-A-Wish Foundation®

SHREVEPORT, La. — The Iota Gamma chapter of Chi Omega at Centenary College will hold its 7th Annual Auction, "Making Dreams Come True," Saturday, November 15th to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Louisiana.

The event will be held in the Haynes Gymnasium of Centenary's Fitness Center from 4 until 6 p.m. and will include both a live and silent auction, music by Ryan Robinson and Band, and great food. It is open to the public with a $5 donation, which can be purchased at the door, or in advance from a Chi Omega on campus.

Auction items range from stationary to cookbooks, Disney-themed baskets, art pieces, Christmas baskets, assorted jewelry, Vera Bradley collection items, and autographed football by LSU coach, Les Miles.

Make-A-Wish Foundation®

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is the national charity of the Chi Omega Fraternity. "Iota Gamma is excited to be part of the Make-A-Wish family and looks forward to meeting our goal of raising $10,000 in hopes of being able to grant two wishes," says Jennifer Pate, Chi Omega chapter Community Service Director. "There is a special child from the local area who has a dream of going to Disneyland and we want to make sure that dream of a wonderful vacation comes true."

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. It is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, granting more than 170,562 wishes since its inception in 1980, with more than 25,000 volunteers who contribute to granting a wish every 41 minutes.

For more information about the Iota Gamma Silent Auction to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, please contact Centenary student and Chi Omega member Jennifer Pate at email.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrates 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.