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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority aids Beverly Farm Foundation reopening

GODFREY — More than 20 members of the Upsilon Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., along with State Sen. Erica Harriss, State Rep.Amy Elik, Alton Mayor David Goins, and Chief of Staff for the City of Alton Bianca Jackson, participated with Beverly Farm team members on a service project to help get the nonprofit organization’s day program ready to fully reopen in January.

The event took place on Saturday, Dec. 16, according to a press release from Beverly Farm.

"We are elated with the outstanding contributions made by the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Upsilon Phi Omega Chapter," said Crystal Officer, CEO of Beverly Farm Foundation. "Their exceptional service event has been instrumental in our preparations to fully reopen our community day program and relaunch the Busy Bee Bakery — an entrepreneurial initiative empowering program attendees to sell the delightful goods they've baked.

Danielle Grimes,president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® Upsilon Phi Omega Chapter, said, "Our time volunteering at Beverly Farm Foundation was truly enjoyable. This event transcended the typical service project — it embodied a collective dedication to fostering positive change and working in service to all mankind.

"Being part of this transformative experience has left a positive impact on our organization as we soar to greater heights of service and sisterhood."

Harriss of the 56th Illinois Senate District said, "Joining forces with Beverly Farm and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is more than a service event — it’s a celebration of unity, community, and making a real difference." 

Elik said, “Beverly Farm and Alpha Kappa Alpha are assets to the entire Madison County community. It’s great to be able to show my support and lend them a hand for this service project today.”

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