Kappa Theta Omega chapter helps beautify Cornish Park
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.
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.