The members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Phi Zeta Chapter and Gamma Kappa Sigma chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. hosted a joint Community Day activity at the Central Children’s Home of North Carolina in Oxford.
The Zetas and Sigmas, which serve the Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren communities, provided a prepared meal for those in attendance, to include hot dogs, hamburgers, various deserts and side items.
Music and various games were also available for the enjoyment of the attendees. The collaborative was headed by Edith Henderson, president of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Phi Zeta Chapter, and the Rev. Charles Walton, president of the Gamma Kappa Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
The event also provided over 500 meals from the Foodbank of North Carolina which were distributed to members of the community.
The organizations recognized that the end of the month is often a very difficult time for the fiscally challenged members of the community. It was their desire to provide community residents with some assistance and support to help them make it through the remainder of the month.
Additionally, Antioch Fire Department partnered with them and provided a fire truck and firefighters to talk with the audience about fire safety and allowed them to board a fire truck and handle some of the equipment.
“As the only constitutionally bound brother and sister organizations of the National Pan Hellenic Council, this event is part of several cooperative efforts sponsored by the organizations,” stated the Rev. Charles Walton, president of the Gamma Kappa Sigma Chapter. “We have provided support and assistance for each other through our previous community events. These events included our Bags for Blessings campaign, Zetas Have Heart Blood Drive, candidate forums, Community Golf Tournament and numerous social/celebratory events. No other two organizations can boast of such a rich, mutually beneficial relationship that has resulted in a complete and comprehensive record of service to our communities’ men, women, and children. We thank the Central Children’s Home for affording us the space to accommodate the event and the community for their continued support.”