AKAs bring back community day in full force

AKAs bring back community day in full force
August 24
20:51 2022

After being forced to make changes to the event the past two years due to pandemic, last weekend the Phi Omega Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., held their 9th annual Community Day. 

The day began with a welcome from Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough and a performance from Winston-Salem State University’s Powerhouse Red and White cheerleaders. Throughout the day residents from the Carver School Road community and surrounding neighborhoods were welcomed to free food, school supplies, books, backpacks, health screenings and physicals. There was also a voter registration tent for those who were eligible. 

“One of our main tenets is service to all mankind and so we have been in the Winston-Salem community for almost 100 years and this is one of our signature programs where we give back to the community because we know that school supplies are very expensive so we thought school supplies was a way to help our students get a good start,” said Evelyn Acree, chapter president. 

Brittany Patrick, chair of the Community Day committee, said after not having the event in person for two years, it felt good to be back in the community. “With us being founded at an HBCU and Carver being a historic Black high school, we just felt it was right to do it here,” Patrick continued. 

“It feels amazing to be able to touch and see the people that we’re serving.” 

The Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® was founded on Feb. 14, 1924. The Phi Omega Chapter is the oldest graduate chapter in the state of North Carolina and has proudly served the citizens of the greater Winston-Salem area with passion and pride for 98 years. The Chapter will celebrate 100 years of service in 2024.

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