Que Delta hits the Hub City
Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 02:04
The members of Omega Psi Phi and Delta Sigma Theta have been preparing for the annual Que Delta week, filled with fun, hard work and service to the community. Proceeds will go toward the construction of a playground for the Osceola Youth Development Center.
“This community really needs our help, and we want to help them,” said DST president Jazmyne Butler.
Vice President of OPP William Coleman agreed with Jazmyne’s vision of helping the community and wants to bring back the understanding of how important philanthropic roles are in the fraternity.
“Giving back to the community is our main focus point during the week,” Coleman said. “This will let the city know that we not only party, but we have a passion to help the city out. The community makes the city, and we will continue to uplift the people who stay in it for many more years to come.”
Coleman hopes Que-Delta week will foster “fellowship with all the fraternity brothers in the surrounding areas and be an opportunity to give back to the community.
“Once the week is done, we notice how much we have given back to the Hattiesburg community,” Colemand said. “Also, the service that we do throughout the entire event gives a feeling of joy, and I always hope that the good we do impacts someone’s life in a positive way.”
“Que-Delta is a week in which we try to bring back to the community and try to leave this city better than we found it,” OPP Gerald West said.
For 32 years, these events throughout were envisioned by 18 individuals. In 1979, nine of were the men who entered the Nu Eta chapter of Omega Psi Phi at Southern Miss. In 1975, the Mu Nu chapter of Delta Sigma Theta started at Southern Miss by nine women. Thus, Que and Delta was combined to create Que-Delta. Over the years, this event has grown to be an opportunity for fellowship for both the fraternity and sorority.
On Wednesday, the DST and OPP will have a Kid’s Carnival on Pride Field at 3:30 pm with a Date Auction at 7 p.m.
Thursday the members will participate in Rock for Autism from 10 a.m. to 10 pm, followed by a Toga Party at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center.
Friday will be the Que-Delta: Osceola McArthy Adams Philanthropy event at the Osceola Youth Development Center at 2 p.m.
The week will end with the official Que-Delta after-party on Saturday at the Multi-Purpose Center.