Tau Kappa Omega hosts MLK Day of Service at Plymouth Rock Baptist Church
PLAQUEMINE - The Tau Kappa Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. partnered with Plymouth Rock Baptist Church Jan. 20 for a Martin Lutcher King Jr. Day of Service.
Many gathered to honor King's legacy.
The program speaker was Southern University Vice Chancellor Dr. Adell Brown.
The Davis-Williams Award, named in honor of Revered Jetson William Davis and Professor Wendol Orville Williams who served their community as well as leaders in Religion, Education, and Civil Rights was awarded to Dorothy Evelyn Rogers Sansoni, an activist with the passion to help others and assist students in becoming efficient and productive citizens.
Sansoni's motto was "Our Children Must Come First."
The event concluded with the song "We Shall Overcome" and refreshments were served by members of Tau Kappa Omega chapter.
The service empowered individuals, strengthened communities, bridged barriers, created solutions to social problems and moved those closer to King's vision of a beloved community.
The chapter's participation was a huge success as there were approximately 200 people attending.
The Emerging Young Leaders and Wise Intelligent Service-Oriented Enchanting Young Ladies, programs sponsored by Tau Kappa Omega chapter which consists of 21 young females in grades sixth through 11th attended as well.
The program was sponsored by Iberville Parish Ministers' Conference, Selectman Jimmie Randle, Women on the Move, Councilman Howard Oubre, Tau Kappa Omega Chapter and Plymouth Rock Baptist Church pastor Lee T. Wesley.
Tau Kappa Omega Chapter is under the leadership of Charmaine Williams.