Fraternities to present second annual Unity Festival


Because of the huge success and positive message of the first Unity Festival, the alumni members of Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi and Phi Beta Sigma fraternities have joined together to present the second annual Fraternity Unity Festival . The event will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at Saracen Landing.

Admission is free, however, food and drink tickets will be available for purchase for $1.

Last year’s event included food, games and a stroll-off between graduate and undergraduate chapters of the fraternities.

On last year, the head of each alumni Greek fraternity in Pine Bluff met at the Koal to Diamond Center. Those present at the meeting included Archie Sanders, the polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi; William Campbell, the president of Alpha Phi Alpha; Jonathan Frazier, the president of Phi Beta Sigma; and Glenn Freeman, the president of Omega Psi Phi. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss how the fraternities could work together to help the city of Pine Bluff.

Since each fraternity mission focuses on service, all in attendance agreed the collaboration would be beneficial to each fraternity and more importantly to the city of Pine Bluff. The name adopted for the group was F.R.A.T.S (Fellowship Respect All Together for Service). The purpose of the Unity Fest is to unite the fraternities with each other and to reach out to the community.

Proceeds from ticket sales for the event will go toward a unity scholarship.