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Sorority donates to Boys and Girls Club


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jun. 04, 2017 - 6:04 AM

Sorority donates to Boys and Girls Club

PHOTO BY EVETTE JONES

LaGrange Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority makes a donation to Boys and Girls Club at Howard Warner. Top Row: Dr. Rebecca Gibson, chair of the Chalk Level Neighborhood Association; Lauren Odom, executive director of the Newnan Boys & Girls Club; Evette Jones, vice president of the LaGrange Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Middle Row: Zsa Zsa Heard, chapter president; Mayor Pro Tem Cynthia Jenkins. Front Row: Jaylen B., Christian H., Kamar S., and Jada R. (Boys and Girls Club youth).

The LaGrange Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority presented a check for $1,000 May 19 to the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta on behalf of the Newnan Boys and Girls Club.

The Newnan Boys and Boys Club will be adding a location in the Chalk Level neighborhood in the newly renovated Howard Warner Community Center at 55 Savannah St. near downtown Newnan.

Mayor Pro Tem Cynthia Jenkins expressed her gratitude to the sorority’s representatives.

“These funds will help to support the many efforts to continue the great works offered to our youth through the Boys and Girls Club,” she said. “In addition, these funds will be matched by the Coggin and Swope families in conjunction with the Howard Warner Project.”

The Coggins and Swopes have donated funds and volunteered time to the project and have pledged to continue their support.

“We are extremely excited to be able to support the Newnan Boys and Girls Club as one of our organization’s primary focus is helping our youth achieve academic excellence,” said Zsa Zsa Heard, president of the sorority’s local chapter. “As we continue our longstanding commitment and service to the Coweta County area, we look forward to partnering and working with the Newnan Boys and Girls Club.”

The LaGrange Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. was chartered in 1987 and serves Coweta and Troup Counties.