Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Douglas-Carroll-Paulding Counties Alumnae Chapter, celebrates nine years of extraordinary leadership in public service, by hosting “Delta Week,” seven days of free events to enrich community life for local residents of all ages, starting Sunday, April 19. The public is invited to attend. A detailed list of the upcoming events and sites is outlined below

Nationally recognized, the award-winning DCP sorority chapter’s Delta Week schedule includes an Appreciation Day on Monday, April 20, to recognize the “dedicated efforts” of local public safety and law enforcement employees. The sorority members will kick off the week with a worship service; and other events include a “Books in the Neighborhood” Education Day in all local schools, political and international awareness workshops, a Zumba fitness workout event, and a culminating community carnival and health fair.

“We are excited about Delta Week 2015 and having an opportunity to partner with schools, to pay tribute to local public safety staffs and to reach more families and youth across the three counties we serve,” said Gean Beasley, President of the Douglas-Carroll-Paulding Counties Alumnae Chapter. “Delta Week enables us to draw more attention to our scholarship program and global issues, and it unites hundreds of local residents who are seeking positive experiences that promote social, physical, educational and political enrichment,” she said.

Delta Week 2015 Events

Sunday, 4/19 “Sisters Worshipping Together” Elizabeth Baptist Church, 10:45 a.m., Douglasville

Monday, 4/20 Political Awareness/Social Action: “Service Day Honoring Our Public Safety Personnel” in Douglas, Carroll, and Paulding Counties

Tuesday, 4/21 Educational Development: “Books in the Neighborhood” in Douglas, Carroll, and Paulding Counties’ elementary, middle, and high schools

Wednesday, 4/22 Economic Development: “Medicare Workshop 101” – 12 p.m., New Mountain Top Baptist Church Dining Hall, Douglasville

Thursday, 4/23 International Awareness: “Let’s Talk: Bridging the Gap between Africans and African Americans” – 6-7 p.m., New Mountain Top Baptist Church Dining Hall, Douglasville

Friday, 4/24 Physical and Mental Health: “Let’s Zumba!” – 6-8 p.m., New Manchester High School, Douglasville

Saturday, 4/25 Community Carnival and Health Fair – 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Burnett Elementary School, Douglasville

Internationally, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has promoted public service, education and social action for 102 years. The Douglas-Carroll-Paulding Counties Alumnae Chapter has more than 200 sorority members. It has earned local recognition for supporting emergency shelters for youth and women; a Collegiate Scholarship Program, the Regal Awards which celebrates achievements of local honorees, and for an extraordinary Christmas holiday “Feed 100” event – providing 100 families (and more) with food baskets, toys, clothing and social services. The Douglas-Carroll-Paulding Counties Alumnae Chapter earned national recognition as “Chapter of the Year” in 2014 for the sorority’s programs in its three-county service region.

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