Sorority donates backpacks, supplies


Scott Halasz | Xenia Daily Gazette Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority donated more than 250 backpacks filled with school supplies to the school board Monday. Pictured with Superintendent Denny Morrison (left) and board members Bill Spahr (second from right) and Cheryl Marcus (right) are (not in order) Rosanna Jivens, Lugene Bailey, Xenia Mayor Marsha Bayless, Ericka Williams, Shannon Moore and former Board Member Nodie Washington.


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XENIA — Members of the Rho Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority donated more than 250 backpacks filled with essential supplies to Xenia Community Schools Monday.

The money was raised through the regional cluster and proceeds went to purchase more than 4,200 items including pens, pencils, notebooks and calculators to be given to students who need them.

“At this point in time we celebrate the holidays as a season of giving,” Board Member Cheryl Marcus said.

The cluster included chapters from Columbus, Cincinnati and Wilberforce.

“We were just happy that we’re able to make the donation to the Xenia Community Schools,” said sorority member Rosanna Jivens.

Scott Halasz | Xenia Daily Gazette Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority donated more than 250 backpacks filled with school supplies to the school board Monday. Pictured with Superintendent Denny Morrison (left) and board members Bill Spahr (second from right) and Cheryl Marcus (right) are (not in order) Rosanna Jivens, Lugene Bailey, Xenia Mayor Marsha Bayless, Ericka Williams, Shannon Moore and former Board Member Nodie Washington.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2016/12/web1_Backpacks-copy.jpgScott Halasz | Xenia Daily Gazette Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority donated more than 250 backpacks filled with school supplies to the school board Monday. Pictured with Superintendent Denny Morrison (left) and board members Bill Spahr (second from right) and Cheryl Marcus (right) are (not in order) Rosanna Jivens, Lugene Bailey, Xenia Mayor Marsha Bayless, Ericka Williams, Shannon Moore and former Board Member Nodie Washington.

Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.

Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.