Smashing pumpkins

The Wright State University chapter of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity gives back to the community by performing for residents living in adult care facilities.

Fraternity members hosted a Monster Smash event at Wright State on Nov. 1 to help support their community service efforts. Students and employees adorned hard hats and goggles and used sledgehammers to destroy pumpkins in hopes of bringing smiles on the faces of folks in assisted living facilities.

The fraternity raised several hundred dollars during the Monster Smash event, which will fund performances and gifts for a semester, including a trip by the fraternity to the Randall Residence in Tipp City on Dec. 7. Fraternity members, who include Wright State students and community members, sang holiday songs to dozens of residents.

“So many of our individuals thrive on music,” said Vanessa Moore, life enrichment coordinator at the Randall Residence. “Music brings back old emotions, brings back old memories so they were able to listen to these songs and have a wonderful and positive reaction.”

The Tipp City Public Library helped organize the visit.

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