Celebrating 50 years

At the celebration, from left, Mayor Jim Staff, Escambia County Commissioner Karean Reynolds, International President Thomas Battles, Dr. Ullysses McBride, Bishop State Community College President Dr. Reginald Sykes.

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Members of the Atmore Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity celebrated the 50th Chapter Anniversary Saturday, March 30, with dinner and a program in the Wind Creek main ballroom.
They were joined by a myriad of dignitaries, brothers from other chapters, Kappa family members, and well-wishers.
“This is a great day for the Atmore Chapter,” said Polemarch James Cox, a charter member of this chapter. “We are here tonight to celebrate 50 years of accomplishments.”
Cox acknowledged the 10 founding members and the ones who have passed away. Two of those men are Eldred Pritchett and Curtis Harris. Four women were in the audience, daughters who returned to Atmore for the event to honor their dads.
International President (33rd) Thomas Battles of Philadelphia attended the celebration to bring greetings and congratulations.
In his remarks, President Battles reminded the gathering of the Kappa watchwords: Leave a Legacy, Build a Future.
Chapter members gathered in the center of the ballroom and, directed by W.J. Grissett, raised their voices in the Kappa Pledge Song.

Daughters of charter members Eldred Pritchett and Curtis Harris, from left, Rosiland Harris McRae, Rita Pritchett Fleming, Anita Pritchett Greene, and Patricia Harris Luckett.