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Macon County, City of Tuskegee, Greek organizations join to welcome students

The Tuskegee News of Tuskegee, Alabama

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The Blue and White Greek Festival will be held on Saturday, March 29 on the Tuskegee Downtown Square from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Sponsoring the event are Macon County, the City of Tuskegee, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and Zeta Pi Beta Sorority. The activity is on the same day as the Tuskegee University Open House to help encourage students to come to downtown Tuskegee and see what the city has to offer.

"When the fraternity and the sorority asked me to help promote a unified event I jumped at the opportunity," said Louis Maxwell, chairman of the Macon County Commission. "One of my objectives as chairman of the commission is to bring the whole county back together as one. And when there is an opportunity for the students and community to be on the same page, I could not refuse to assist."

Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority kicked off the collaboration with the city and county by hosting a Gospel Explosion at Tuskegee University Chapel on Sunday, March 23. Some of the groups that participated were Auburn University Glee Club, Tuskegee Community Choir, Tuskegee University Glee Club and the Holloway and Drake Singers.

The festival on the Square will feature a Greek Olympics, which will include other fraternities and sororities, a stroll off, family games and events, music, health screening, food and a blood donation drive with the Macon County Red Cross chapter.

"We have often fallen short in the county of our goal in collecting blood," Maxwell pointed out. "But on Saturday we will surpass our goal if the citizens will come out and participate."

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Original Publication Date: March 27, 2014

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