Sorority Sponsors Taco Feast for Charity

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi at the University of South Dakota is holding its first Alpha Phi Taco Phi’st (feast) to raise money for the Vermillion Backpack Program. It will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 at the St. Agnes Elementary School cafeteria.

Besides an all-you-can eat taco bar for $5, there will be a photo booth with props, a jalapeno-eating contest and a raffle with door prizes. There will also be a children’s carnival with games and face painting that will benefit the Vermillion Theatre Project.

The “Taco Phi’st” will raise money for the Vermillion Backpack Program, which is sponsored by the non-profit organization the Vermillion Welcome Table. It provides weekend snacks and easy-to-prepare meals for students in the Vermillion area who do not have enough to eat.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News