By Casey Peacock:PNT Staff Writer
Tucked away in various locations throughout town, organizations are preparing floats for Saturday’s Eastern New Mexico University Homecoming parade.
Combining forces, the Chi Omega Sorority and Kappa Sigma Fraternity are hard at work building their float at an undisclosed location.
Chi Omega President Malia Rummell said the two organizations joined together about three years ago to build a joint float for the homecoming parades. By working together, it allowed the two organizations to have more resources and a chance for members to get to know each other, said Rummell.
“We’re thinking about just making it a tradition,” said Rummell.
Constructing the float with wood, chicken wire and paper mache, the members have put in about 25 hours since Tuesday on the construction of the float, said Cassidy Merrick, a Chi Omega Member and committee member. A focal piece of the float was designed by Kappa Sigma member Mark Torres, which took about five hours to construct, he said.
“We will work till about 11 tonight and do final touchups on Friday,” said Merrick .
According to Merrick, the homecoming committees from both organizations have met over the past two weeks to design the float and start buying the supplies needed.
Each chapter donated $50 to the float and $100 came from ENMU as a bonus for entering the float early, said Merrick.