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A grateful audience of 157 peo-ple applauded her accomplishments, then shared a beautifully prepared repast that culminated an exciting evening. The Memphis Alumnae Chap-ter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is proud to salute Katori Hall as the recipient of the 2015 Florence Mc- Cleave Award at the Collage of Black Spirits. The Memphis Alumnae Chap-ter has sponsored the Florence Mc- Cleave Award since 1973. s The first Muscle Shoals Area Alumnae Chapter Delta Book Give-away for the 2015-16 sororal year was held Nov. 7, 2015. The chapter gave away 189 books during its “A Fall Family Fun Day! Give ‘Til Gone” com-munity event at the Handy Recreation Center in Florence, Alabama. Shoes and coats of varying sizes were also distributed along with health screen-ings, games and snacks for children. The next two Delta Book Give-aways took on a different twist. On December 1, 2015, a large crowd lined Montgomery Avenue in Sheffield, Al-abama, to applaud the cars, trucks, floats, bands and walking entries. The walking entries included sorors of the Muscle Shoals Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Soror-ity, Inc. happily transporting three hundred books in a decorated white historical street sweeper that had previously been used in Sheffield’s historical events through the years. It was a jubilant beginning for the Christmas season as sorors carried the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. banner, while other sorors followed, distributing three hundred books to excited youths, ranging in ages from pre-school to middle school. During the annual Muscle Shoals City Christmas Parade Dec. 8, 2015, an array of decorated corvettes, four wheelers, cars, trucks, bands, Mr. and Mrs. Claus and revelers joined the enthusiastic Muscle Shoals Area Alumnae Chapter in the nine-tenth mile trek. Dressed in stylish sorori-ty apparel, sorors met the masses, happily transporting books by hand in sorority bags and in a decorated The removing of the Confederate flag from the State Capitol in South Carolina July 10, 2015. red wood paneled wagon. Sorors put the perfect spin on the Muscle Shoals Christmas Parade as they gave away three hundred books to young spec-tators lining the street. To date, the Muscle Shoals Area Alumnae Chapter has given away 789 books. Some of the books includ-ed in the giveaway were authored by members of the chapter, Doris Hunt-er Metcalf and Dr. Marilyn Granville Davis. s The Orange (TX) Alumnae Chap-ter sponsored a community-wide ed-ucational s80 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. forum for ten candidates running for three positions within the West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District of Or-ange. Each potential Board of Trust-ee member were invited to present their major focus for the students, parents, employees and community of this district. All candidates were given an opportunity to address questions formulated to reflect upon the duties and standards of a school trustee. The newly hired Superin-tendent of Schools, Mr. Rickie Har-ris, also addressed the crowd. Imme-diately after the forum, this chapter was commended for their effort in this endeavor. s Petersburg Alumnae Chapter celebrated when its affiliated founda-tion, Delta Community Service Foun-dation, had its Open House Sunday September 20, 2015. The House is lo-cated at 2951 South Crater Road. A great time was had by all. The Rev-erend Dr. Grady Powell blessed the


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