Take time to enjoy tasty tacos with TKE

Want to eat tacos and support a good cause at the same time? Then you’re in luck! The fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon, or TKE, is hosting an event called “Tacos with TKEs” in conjunction with Live Active Apartments.

All-you-can-eat walking tacos will be served in the lounge of Live Active Apartments on 200 Briargate Rd. on Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost for the event is $5 at the door. All of the proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Lydia Long, the marketing and leasing manager at Live Active Apartments, emphasized why people should go to the event:

“I think it’s a great cause to raise funds for children with cancer, and also to meet the TKE fraternity, and just get together on a Saturday morning and have a good time,” Long said. “We’ll have music and games and prizes, and we’re doing a drawing for an Xbox One as well.”

Long said that this is the first event that Live Active Apartments and the TKE fraternity have sponsored together.

Jesse Aland, the community service and philanthropy chair of TKE, is hosting Tacos with TKE. He explained what prizes will be given out at the event:

“Every ticket is a chance to win a Live Active windbreaker and an Xbox One,” Aland said.

Tacos with TKE is just one example of what the TKE fraternity does on campus and in the community.

Aland explains what the fraternity TKE is and what they do, saying, “Our fraternity is an organization that focuses on leadership and community service. Our motto is ‘making better men for a better world.’ We do volunteering, we help out with special Olympics, we rake the town. We just did highway cleanup yesterday. We also hold leadership programs within our own fraternity. We participate in various events on campus as well.”

Aland says that he has “loved every minute” of being a part of the fraternity for his past four years at MNSU.

There are other ways that the TKE fraternity helps out the community. Aland says, “We also do the security in the winter for the Kiwanis Light Show.”

Coming up, TKE will be hosting a barbecue in St. Peter on the first Sunday of May for the special Olympics Area 9, which, according to the Gustavus website, encompasses “Athletes from Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and other southern Minnesota counties.”

“It’s the spring Olympics that they host at Gustavus, and we host a barbecue for all the athletes,” Aland said.

The barbecue helps bring the community together for the special Olympics event.

For more information about TKE, visit www.mankatotke.com.

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