UNH Greek System And Durham Fire Department Host Benefit Breakfast
Contact:  Demetri Kouloheras
UNH Greek System
August 31, 2006

DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH Greek System, in conjunction with the Durham Fire Department and Durham: It’s Where U Live, will host the first Durham Community Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at the Oyster River Middle School. The event, which is aimed at getting people to come together within the Durham community, will benefit the Durham Public Library.

“The fire department in the Massachusetts community where I grew up hosts a similar event every year and most of the town’s residents come,” said Amanda Whalen, president of UNH’s Panhellenic Council and organizer of the breakfast. “It’s a great way to bring the community together, raise money for a good cause and have fun.”

Along with the pancake breakfast, there will be children’s games, raffles, demonstrations by the Durham Fire Department and more. A small admission fee will benefit the Durham Public Library. Mark the date on your calendar, tell your friends and neighbors, and watch for more information at www.diwul.org.

“Members of the department look forward to interacting with community members and flipping some pancakes,” said Durham Fire Chief Peter O’Leary. “We welcome the chance to interact with residents and students in the Greek system in a positive way. This is one more way we can meet people before an emergency.”

Every year, the Durham Fire Department, the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office and the University of New Hampshire Greek Affairs Office host a proactive fire safety program for all recognized fraternities and sororities that gives solid hands on training especially designed for Greek housing.

Durham: It’s Where U Live is a grassroots organization working to increase respect and understanding between University of New Hampshire students and their surrounding community.