Kappa Theta Omega chap­ter helps beau­tify Cor­nish Park

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CAMBRIDGE — The Kappa Theta Omega chap­ter of Al­pha Kappa Al­pha Soror­ity Inc., ful­filled their an­nual com­mit­ment to the cleanup and beau­ti­fi­ca­tion of Cor­nish Park in Cambridge on May 20.

Al­pha Kappa Al­pha Soror­ity Inc., the na­tion’s first soror­ity for col­lege-trained African-Amer­i­can women, des­ig­nated May 20, 2017, as 1908 Play­ground Mo­bi­liza­tion Day in an ef­fort to re­new, re­fresh and re­vi­tal­ize com­mu­nity parks and play­grounds through the soror­ity’s “Launch­ing New Di­men­sions” pro­gram ini­tia­tive.

The pur­pose of the Com­mu­nity Im­pact Day, ac­cord­ing to the soror­ity’s In­ter­na­tional Pres­i­dent Dorothy Buck­hanan Wil­son, is to pro­mote safe places for chil­dren to play.

State Sen. Ad­die Eckardt, a sup­porter of the chap­ter’s ef­forts, par­tic­i­pated along with neigh­bor­hood chil­dren who en­joyed arts and craft ac­tiv­i­ties. The city of Cambridge pro­vided equip­ment and ser­vices, and the Cambridge Elks Lodge pro­vided snacks. The event was free and open to the com­mu­nity.

Kappa Theta Omega chap­ter’s next com­mu­nity event will be the 10th an­nual Com­mu­nity Health Fair and School Sup­ply Give­away on Satur­day, Aug. 19, at Idlewild Park in Easton.

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Mem­bers of the Kappa Theta Omega chap­ter of Al­pha Kappa Al­pha Soror­ity Inc. help beau­tify Cor­nish Park in Cambridge on May 20.

Kappa Theta Omega chap­ter mem­bers Pam Gates and Jo Ann Mur­ray pick up trash at Cor­nish Park in Cambridge on May 20.

Kappa Theta Omega chap­ter mem­ber Ka­trena Bai­ley and com­mu­nity mem­bers plant a tree at Cor­nish Park in Cambridge on May 20.

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