On Tuesday Laureate Alpha Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi entertained sister chapter, Laureate Alpha Delta, with a Great Pumpkin Halloween party at the home of Mary Jane Moix. Ten Alpha Delta members and 10 Alpha Omega members and one guest attended, all in costume.

Chapter president Vernelle Crews welcomed all our guests and led the Opening Ritual. Following the BSP Grace, led by Pam Rawls, the group enjoyed sandwiches in the shape of pumpkins and ghosts, dips with chips and vegetables, cocktail smokies and other finger foods with a large variety of holiday treats such as chocolate spiders, peanut butter pumpkins and kitty cupcakes with fruit punch, soft drinks, spiced cider and coffee.

The hostess’ home was overflowing with Halloween decor and everyone enjoyed a photographic scavenger hunt searching for specific decorative items and later participated in a Halloween trivia contest. Game winners were the team of Sada Vandiver and Vernelle Crews in the scavenger hunt and Peggy McKaskle, Cheryl Imboden and Lou Hiegel in the trivia game. Cheryl Imboden also won a pot of chrysanthemums for best costume.

Following the party each group held a brief business meeting, and at the end of the evening guests received as a party favor a small loaf of pumpkin bread.

Our next event will be the annual Preferential Tea, which will be held on Oct. 23 at the McGee Center.

Preceptor Beta Kappa chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the home of Susan Salter. Members participated in the chapter’s annual Halloween party wearing a variety of costumes from Razorback basketball player to ‘60’s era hippy chick, to a delightful domino (a game many members enjoy often!).

New business discussed included plans for chapter progression, service projects for the current sorority year, and upcoming socials.

Members then enjoyed several Halloween games, ghost stories, and shared memories of Halloweens past. Refreshments which included witches brew punch, mummy dogs, ghost cookies, devilish cupcakes, and other ghoulish treats were served by Mrs. Salter and co-hostesses Sandra Schrekenhofer and Lynne Tiner.

The group will meet next on Oct. 23 with the other Conway BSP Chapters for their annual Preferential Tea to be held at the McGee Center.

The Opening, Closing Ritual and Mizpah were dispensed since we were having our Oct. 9 meeting in a restaurant.

President Peggy Hill called the meeting to order with five out of eight members present. The previous minutes were read an approved along with the treasurer’s report. At this time there was no Ways and Means report. There was some discussion about socials. We will entertain our sister chapter Laureate Alpha Omega during the second meeting in February. The main topic of the evening was Service Projects presented by Sarah Rivers. The list of projects was voted and accepted as best we can do along with helping a member with some household chores due to health and family health issues. At this time we do not wish to divulge our service projects except that we will participate in the BSP Preferential Tea and their request for pet needs for the city’s animal shelter.

As we are always amongst friends, whether two legged humans or furry four legged animals to be adopted or our own pets. The next meeting is Preferential Tea, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m., at the McGee Center hosted by LAO.