Pi Kappa Alpha Chico State Fireman’s Ball – Chico State
Posted by Jordan Carroll on Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 6:19 pm
There was seemingly no better location for Pi Kappa Alpha Fireman’s Ball than the “Biggest Little City in the World.” Reno’s lights and casino atmosphere was a fresh vibe for the Pike’s and their dates.
Getting out of Chico gave the formal a different feel than any other social or date dance the Lambda Psi chapter had been a part of previously in the semester.
Most of the gentlemen stayed at the Silver Legacy Resort
Casino, which is also connected to Circus Circus and the Eldorado. Check in began at 3:00pm on Saturday, May 7th. As the men began to filter in throughout the day, the excitement of the night’s events was evident in everyone’s electrified attitudes. At 7:00pm dinner was served. A chicken pesto dish with potatoes and vegetables was a great entrée, especially served prior to a slice of cheesecake.
While everyone was seated in the Silver Baron Ballroom the former president and founder of Pike in Chico, Nic Alonzo, gave a speech. It was highlighted by the accomplishments of the chapter under his reign, and at the end he passed it off to the president elect, Trevor Payne. Trevor expressed his excitement of his upcoming presidency and appreciation for Nic and the rest of the Pikes for their support. An award ceremony followed the speeches, and brothers were recognized for their involvement in the fraternity as well as some funny awards such as “Worst Composite Picture.”
Then there was the announcement of the new Pike Dream Girl. This title is given to a
sorority candidate that exemplifies Pike’s ideal woman. This year Nicola Lore from Alpha Delta Pi and Alyssa Seidman from Alpha Phi were the two running for dream girl. Nicola ended up winning in an extremely close race to become the new Dream Girl. Both girls were congratulated for being awesome and the fraternity loves their support.
After the brothers enjoyed this portion of the night, the tables were moved, and the dancing commenced. The brothers of age were able to gamble after the dance, and most of the Pike’s enjoyed exploring Reno to the fullest extent. The 2011 Spring Reno formal was a success for Pike, and the night held some of the best memories for the chapter’s history thus far.