Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gamma Pi Joins Lambda Gamma Gamma for Suitland Community Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

by Brother Tony Kelly

On the dawn of Omega's greatest feat, celebrating 100 years of service to community and Brotherhood, the Grand Basileus addressed the assembled Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Inc. during the Rededication Ceremony at Howard University on November 17, 2011, beseeching us to never forget, "We must not drop the baton as we go forward into the next 100 years.

Bro. Bleu Colquitt (r) leads the way 
 Accepting our marching orders, on Day Five of the next 100 years, you could find the Brothers of Gamma Pi chapter along with other local Omega men serving the local community, in this case passing out 17-pound Thanksgiving turkeys with all the fixings to the seniors of Windsor Crossing apartments in Suitland, Md. on Tuesday, November 22. Participating in the 9th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway with the hard working men of Omega were the Prince George's chapter of the Boys Scouts, as well as the Walker Mill High School girls basketball team. The energy was high and recipients very appreciative as they opened their doors in anticipation of receiving what one said, "was a blessing."

One occupant walking from her apartment could be heard stating, "I love the men of Omega Psi Phi, they are such a blessing." Afterwards, the gathered Men of Omega and the participating volunteers gathered in the vestibule for pictures and fellowship. We got the next 100 years off to a great start. I was thankful and honored to be a part of it. This is what it is all about, we shall return...

Brother Bleu Colquitt (in photo above) and Brother Melvin White coordinated this event. About 110 turkeys were distributed.  Here are some great photos from the event taken by Brother John Robinson:

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