Kappa Alpha Psi hosts Colley Complex picnic

Published 4:00 am Friday, May 8, 2015

The senior adults in Pike County were treated to a picnic on the grounds of the Colley Senior Complex Thursday afternoon in celebration of Older Americans Month.

The picnic was hosted by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Troy University Alumni.

“This is the fourth year that Kappa Alpha Psi has hosted the picnic for our senior community,” said Dwight Brooks, fraternity member. “We invite all the seniors in Troy and the Pike County area. What better way to say ‘thank you’ to these special seniors than with a picnic and great entertainment?.”

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Brooks said the picnic is like “feeding 5,000.”

“We invite everyone but we never know how many will come,” he said. “We hope that we’ll have enough fish to feed them all.”

Brooks said the senior adults have been and continue to be great contributors to the Pike County community.

“We can never adequately thank them for all they have done to make our community the great place it is today,” he said. “They have often made sacrifices so that our lives can be better, and we appreciate their contributions to our way of life.”

Kappa Alpha Psi is active in the community throughout the year. The fraternity supports the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center and makes donations to various charitable organizations. The fraternity provides scholarships to deserving graduating high school students and supports other educational endeavors.

“Our biggest contribution is to our senior adults and we look forward to the Older Americans picnic each year,” Brooks said.

Catherine Jordan, Colley Senior Complex director, and Shelia Deveridge, Troy Nutrition Center director, expressed appreciation to Kappa Alpha Psi for it continuing support of the senior community.

“Our senior adults are not old, they’ve just been around a long time,” Jordan said. “Senior adults can still do wonderful and meaningful things.”

Deveridge challenged the seniors to “use what you have or you’ll use it.”

The seniors applauded the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and thanked them for “being so thoughtful of us.”