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      Truman fraternity raises money to help summer camp

      One fraternity is doing a lot of good while taking the day off from classes.

      Truman State University's Phi Kappa Tau Fraternty chapter had its 18th annual Cookout for Kids Tuesday.

      Members were up since 7 a.m. cooking barbeque chicken and pork for 325 lunches to be picked up or delivered.

      All of the money raised is to benefit the SeriousFun Camps to send terminal ill children to summer camp at no charge.

      Despite all the hard work...the fraternity's philanthropy chair says it is all worth it.

      "It's a lot of fun. I know one of our brothers has actually been out to one of the camps to volunteer. That is something we like to promote and maybe go out and do more which is also really nice to help them out," said Phi Kappa Tau Philanthropy Chairman Dustin Hoernis.

      The fraternity raised about $2,500 from the cookout event.

      It is hoping to add a 5K fundraiser this upcoming fall to help raise more money for the camp.