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Alpha Phi Alpha to hold convention

Feb. 15, 2001

Weekend events include step show

By FLORA LEE

Reporter

The Texas Council of Alpha Chapters will present its 17th- Annual State Convention beginning today and ending Sunday at the Waco Convention Center.

The Baylor Tau Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha and the Waco alumni chapter, Epsilon Epsilon Lambda, look to play co-hosts to about 300 delegates.

'They're holding general elections [and] referendums,' Will James, a senior and registration chairman, said. 'If there are any amendments to be made to the state constitution, we vote on those.'

Events open to the public include a step show at 8 p.m. Friday at the convention center, followed by a party at Doc & Laddy's Family Fun Center.

The Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant and Banquet, with Houston freshman Brooke Davis as the Tau Alpha chapter's contestant, takes place 6 p.m. Saturday at the convention center, followed by another party at Doc & Laddy's.

'Most of the tickets we sell are going to be at the door,' Chris Lewis, a San Antonio senior, said.

Tickets cost $8 for the step show and $8 for the banquet and are on sale at the Bill Daniel Student Center ticket office.

Tickets can also be bought at the Waco Convention Center.

Party admission is $7.

Students can contact James at 753-2369 or Michael Wise at 753-2728 for more information.