Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority recently prepared a winter survival kit for the Yazoo City Head Start Fouche Center. Special to The Herald
Local members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha recently participated in a variety of events within the Yazoo community.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is the first inter-collegiate Greek-letter sorority established for and incorporated by black women. Since its founding on the Howard University campus, January 15, 1908, the organization has had a tremendous impact, empowering communities through service initiatives and progressive programs.
General members of the Yazoo City area, and undergraduate members from Gamma Phi chapter of Alcorn State University, joined Upsilon Upsilon Omega graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha in worship service at Tulane Baptist Church in Yazoo City on Jan. 20.
On this day, the members celebrated 105 years of sisterhood and service in addition to participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. program.
The theme of program was A Day of Service Moving Forward in Unity. The “A Day On, Not Off MLK/Founders’ Day Service Project” was to prepare a winter survival kit for Yazoo City Head Start Fouche Center.
Asthma Prevention and Management to benefit children and families enrolled in Head Start programs is a Health Initiative under the sorority goals for Global Leadership Through Timeless Service.
According to the American Lung Association, respiratory infections, such as a cold, flu, or sinus infection, are the most common cause of asthma symptoms leading to an asthma flare-up. Because children under six years touch their noses, eyes and mouths often, put things in their mouths, and touch each other often during play, cold germs spread easily.
A Winter Survival Kit will help to sanitize and disinfect for germs and common virus.
Members of Upsilon Upsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in conjunction with Hinds Community College Para-Legal Technology Club donated liquid soap, hand sanitizer, Kleenex or other facial tissue, Band-Aids, Lysol or other disinfecting spray, Wet Ones or other wipes, Neosporin or other anti-bacterial cream, and gloves.
The Yazoo City General members of Alpha Kappa Alpha donated a $50 check to Mississippi Action for Progress for the Fouche Head Start Center.
A follow-up activity was conducted through a collaboration with the Mississippi Department of Health providing asthma management and treatment brochures and Yazoo City Municipal School District conducting a workshop the following Wednesday during lunch at the Fouche Head Start Center to inform parents of asthma triggers, preventions and treatments.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 05 February 2013 20:39)
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Heather Griffin of Yazoo City has earned the title of Credential Director by the Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Early Childhood Care and Development.
By showing proficiency in topics such as child development, program administration and financial management, Griffin completed the 135-hour Mississippi Directors’ Credential Program. This course of study for best practices in child care administration is offered through the Mississippi Child Care Resource and Referral Network, a program of the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
Darienesha Deloris McCoy, daughter of Darien and Lakeshia McCoy, will celebrate her second birthday on Feb. 3.
She will celebrate her birthday with a Hello Kitty party on Feb. 2 with a Chucky Cheese party on Feb. 3.
Maternal grandparents are the late Sandra Martin and the late Walter Howard.
Paternal grandparents are Minnie McCoy and the late Otis Love.
Joining in the celebration are sister Doukerria and brothers Jacodie and Darien.
Miss Alicia Magee and Sam DavisMiss Sasha J. Davis announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her parents, Alicia Magee and Sam Davis.
Alicia Magee is the daughter of Jimmie Magee Sr. and the late Laura Magee of Gulfport.
Sam Davis is the son of Bertha Davis and Sam Lofton of Yazoo City.
Alicia attended and graduated from Gulfport High School and the University of Southern Mississippi.
Sam attended and graduated from Yazoo City High School and Hinds Community College.
The couple will exchange vows at Oak Crest Mansion in Pass Christian on Feb. 23, 2013 at 4 p.m. with Rev. McGee officiating.
A reception will immediately follow the ceremony. The couple will honeymoon in Hawaii and reside in Grand Prairie, Texas, where Alicia is employed at Geico Insurance and Sam is employed at Chase Bank.
Sara Sheffield spoke to the local DAR chapter about recent restoration projects within Yazoo City. The Yazoo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held its monthly meeting with guest Sara Sheffield, who gave the chapter an update on local historic preservation. Pictured from left are DAR members Marsha Williams, Priscilla Harper, Ava Hale and Delaine Stoner.Special to The Herald
The regular meeting of the Yazoo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held on Jan. 17 in the home of Marsha Williams.
Hostesses for the meeting were Delaine Stoner, Priscilla Harper and Ava Hale.
The meeting was opened by Regent JoAnne Collins and Chaplin Sarastelle Sigrest. The reports were given by the following members: Harper, President General’s and Rosalie’s Report; Sigrest, National Defense Report; Sue Patterson, Minutes and Women’s Issues; Hale, Treasurers Report, Conservation and Veteran Volunteer Services; Stoner, Native American Indian; Gloria Adcock, Spirit Magazine and Box Tops for Education; Collins, American Flag; and Vay McGraw, Membership.
Congratulations to the DAR Good Citizen winner, Kathryn Hamel Dooley from Benton Academy. She will be honored at the National Defense Luncheon at the MSSDAR State Conference.
Harper, Chairman of the Nomination Committee, presented the slate of officers for the 2013-2016 terms for vote. Chapter Regent Wendy Cartwright, Vice Regent JoAnne Collins, Chaplin Priscilla Harper, Treasurer Beja Everett, Registrar Ava Hale, Recording Secretary Sue Patterson, Corresponding Secretary Sarastelle Sigrest, Historian Vay McGraw, Parliamentarian Marsha Williams. Installation of officers will be held in April.
Speaker Sara Sheffield of Preservation Yazoo presented an enlightening program on historic preservation in Yazoo City, progress of the restoration of the Pugh/Blundell House and genealogy research she has done on the Pugh/Blundell family.
The Yazoo Chapter would also like to encourage the public to attend Spring Pilgrimage in Natchez and visiting the MSSDAR owned Rosalie Mansion on March 9-April 12.