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UW-L frat launches food drive

Brad Williams

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A local university fraternity is kicking off its second annual fall food drive. 

Lambda Chi Alpha at UW-La Crosse brought in 700 pounds of food during its first collection effort last fall. 

Fraternity spokesman Brandon Hawn says they’re shooting for much higher numbers this year, about 2500 pounds.    

Collection bags are available starting Friday at six participating churches, including St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral. 

The filled bags will be collected on Sunday, October 25th, with the donations going to area food pantries.             

“We’re just thought of as ‘party house,’ right?” said Hawn. “But that’s just not the case. We involve ourselves in leadership, we learn valuable skills that we can take through, into the rest of our lives.”

   

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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