Greek Show slated Saturday at BHS

Published 5:11 am Friday, March 8, 2013

For the eighth time, the annual Magic City Greek Show will take the stage at Bogalusa High School, featuring talent from around the area as well as some national organizations. The show begins at 7 p.m. with an admission charge of $10. Currently, there are seven participants in the show, with four local groups and one each from LSU, Southern University and Grambling State University.

The show, which has been a success throughout the years, is a project near to the heart of City Councilman Michael O’Ree, who each year solicits donations from local businesses and organizations to raise the money necessary for prize money, food, drinks and insurance.

“The mission is to show another positive aspect of college life besides sports,” said O’Ree. “Our objective is to influence students to go to college and become a part of a national organization.”

The fact that a young college student joins with a national organization means that he or she must have at least a 2.5 GPA, be a second semester sophomore and have a clean judicial affairs record.

“Its positive and it promotes a positive attitude toward college,” he said.

O’Ree explained that a Greek Show is a performance by members of national organizations who are in college or who have graduated. Performers dance, sing and chant, but the stepping is what everyone looks forward to, he said.

All of the monies raised go toward scholarships for Bogalusa and Varnado High School seniors.

“Last year, we gave nine $400 scholarships, a total of $3,600,” said O’Ree, adding, “donations of any kind will be appreciated.”