Penn State’s Thon draws thousands of dancers for charity

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Having trained for months to keep moving for 46 consecutive hours, hundreds of Penn State University dancers will rekindle a proud philanthropic tradition this weekend with the 41st annual Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or “Thon.” The weekend event began Friday in the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State’s main University Park campus and is expected to draw more than 15,000 spectators, said Cat Powers, a spokeswoman for the event.

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