Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday Afternoon in Fort Greene: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents the 29th Annual Delt'nic at Fort Greene Park

This afternoon we were at beautiful Fort Greene Park and caught some of Delt'nic 2012, the 29th annual celebration of this picnic by a great service organization, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,
founded 99 years ago on the campus of Howard University by 22 young female students to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence, to provide scholarships, to provide support to underserved individuals and communities,
to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy, and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities.
Today, though, the event was all about fun: free music, food, and a New Orleans Mardi Gras-themed step show as performers entertained the crowd various steps, struts, strolls, stunts and tributes by the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument. They were even tossing some of the beads we used to catch in New Orleans back in the early 1980s when we first went to Mardi Gras.
Everyone was having a real good time, and we're grateful we got to spend part of our afternoon at Delt'nic 2012. Thanks to the sisterhood of the historic Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., for the event.

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