On Saturday June 8, the Towne Square Cinema held a special showing of the movie “Rocketman” in conjunction with an auction of gift baskets and various other items provided by area merchants as a fund raising event for Tri Kappa Sorority. This “Movie for a Cause” event is the first of what they hope will be an annual event. Many know the ladies of Tri Kappa for their delicious cheese balls, which were also for sale at the event. Country Gentleman, Orscheln, Dana Brown, First Merchants, Drab to Fab, Shine Salon, Tom Mills, AutoZone, Halderman Insurance, Gillman’s, Wal-Mart, Haines Drugs, Jason’s Meat Market, Heather Craig, Karen Kirtley, Pine Knoll, Pizza Hut, Sickel’s Tree Farm, Everett’s Place, All About Flowers, Towne Square Cinema, Hawkins Insurance, Webb’s Jewelers, Haircrafters, and Remax/ Evolve all donated items for the silent auction.
Tri Kappa is a women’s philanthropic organization with chapters throughout the state of Indiana. It has approximately 10,000 members in more than 140 chapters. Tri Kappa was founded in 1901 in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven students at the Girls’ Classical School. Each of the founders was to create a Tri Kappa chapter in her hometown. The organization is distinctive in that it is limited to the state of Indiana. Elizabeth (Liz) Wynn from Winchester Alpha Phi has been a member since 1999. She currently serves as the Chapter President and has been Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and Adviser. Last term, at the State Level, she served as the Province VI representative on the Philanthropy Committee. She has been married for 36 years to her husband Doug who is the Executive Chef at Pine Knoll Rehabilitation Center in Winchester. They have two adult daughters who are both in the teaching profession and have two granddaughters and one grandson. Liz is employed at Winchester Community High School as a paraprofessional and at our local Walmart in Customer Service.
Laura Retter who helped organize the event said, “We were looking for a low cost fund raising event to raise awareness of our organization and this is perfect, we really appreciate the generosity of the local businesses who donated items to our cause.” Money raised by the event will be used in Randolph County to support health and human services, education and literacy programs, and Tri Kappa’s scholarship programs, as well as to provide hats and gloves to children in need. Tri Kappa’s aim is to support the community in which they live.