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Iota Phi Lambda Sorority beautifies community

First Timer Group clean up was a resounding success

6/27/2014, 6 a.m.
On Saturday, June 21, 2014, the group rendezvoused in the parking lot of the AMF Woodlawn Lanes located at 6410 ...
On Saturday, June 21, 2014, the group rendezvoused in the parking lot of the AMF Woodlawn Lanes located at 6410 Security Boulevard in Baltimore before heading out to clean up litter along their adopted stretch of highway. Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated Kappa Chapter volunteers pick up litter four times per year on their adopted roadside. (Courtesy photo)

Ten Kappa Chapter Sorors and three Men of Iota (MOI) dedicated a Saturday on a beautiful June weekend to beautifying one of Maryland’ scenic roadways as part of the Maryland’s Department of Transportation State Highway Adopt A Highway program.

“I am so grateful to everyone involved: first and foremost, the team of Sorors and Men of Iota— Janet Brown; Gussie Goodman; Dr. Doris Browning Austin; Shavella Miles; Jasmine Scribner; Yvette Belt; Betty Wilson Jones; Angela Powell Hendricks; Sandra LaKay Biles; Nard Smith; Robert Jackson; and Man Harvey who actually did the work alongside the highway. We had thirteen starters. This initial clean up involved working together and was a lot of fun. Kappa Chapter supports and believes in our continuous ‘Community Commitment.’ The First Timer Group Clean Up is done and I can’t thank everyone enough,” said Mindy Rae Ellison, Kappa Chapter President.

Adopt-a-Highway is a roadside clean-up program that promotes pride and local ownership in Maryland.

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated Kappa Chapter volunteers pick up litter four times per year on their adopted roadside.

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. (ΙΦΛ) is the first African American Greek-lettered business sorority established by African American businesswomen. Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Incorporated a business and professional sorority was founded in Chicago, Illinois by Mrs. Lola Mercedes Parker and six other business women. The organization would stimulate, inspire and give assistance to those persons engaged in business vocations. Since that time other professions have been embraced, however the major emphasis has remained in the business arena. There are now more than 100 chapters with membership numbering more than 9,000 in 85 cities, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands.