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The Election Day Breakfast hosted by the Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority is designed to raise the morale of local voters.
AKAs host Election
g! S>ay Breakfast
BY TEVDM STINSON
Before heading out to
the polls on Tuesday morn
ing, members of the Phi
Omega Chapter of Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority
invited the community and
local candidates to enjoy
the organization's annual
Election Day Breakfast.
Designed to raise the
morale of local voters, this
year's event was held at the
Ivy Arms Center. Chapter
Richmond said the break
fast was part of the organi
Impact Day, which is cele
brated by sorority members
across the nation.
Richmond said, "Not
just locally, but AKAs
across the country are
mobilizing to get out and
take people to the polls,
making sure people are
registered and everything
president of the Phi
Omega Chapter of Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority,
welcomes members of
the community and local
candidates to the
Election Day Breakfast
held at the Ivy Arms
we can to ensure people are
getting out to vote."
Before breakfast was
served. Rev. Carlton
Eversley, local activist and
pastor of Dellabrook
Presbyterian Church, deliv
ered the keynote address
that inspired citizens to
take advantage of their
right to vote. As he stood in
front of the room decorated
in pink and green, Eversley
said, "This is about much
more than an election; our
humanity is at stake.
"We are fighting for our
citizenship. We're fighting
and we're struggling," he
said. "We all know the his
tory of blacks and whites in
this country who fought
and died for the right to
vote, so I hope get out a
make sure you vote
After listening to
Eversley's powerful mes
sage, Barbara Puryear said
she was really moved by
the message. She said,
Eversley really knows how
to motivate people.
"He is a real activist
who always tells it like it
is," said Puryear. "With the
campaigns we've seen this
election season, I think this
is exactly what the voters
needed to hear."
New park planned
for Second Street
, BY TODD LUCK
The city is planning to transform a his
toric site on Second Street into a park for
a thriving downtown neighborhood.
A meeting was held to show residents
of the Holly Avenue Neighborhood plans
for a new park at the intersection of
Second Street and Shady Boulevard on
Thursday, Nov. 3, at City Hall.
The project is currently in its design
phase, with residents giving feedback on
the design and what the park's name will
City Council Member Jeff Macintosh,
who represents the Northwest Ward that
contains the neighborhood, said it'll be a
small "pocket park" which is inexpensive
enough to be covered in the city's budget
without using bond money. He expects
construction to begin next year.
Macintosh said there had been calls
for years to turn the vacant city-owned lot
into a park. It's surrounded by apartments
and homes, and is within walking distance
of downtown businesses and attractions.
"It's really ideally located," said
The design plans by Stimmel
Associates showed walking paths, trees,
benches, paved areas and a shade struc
ture. It'll be a "passive park" ideal for
activities like walking, sitting, picnics and
children playing. The site, which is rough
ly three fourths of an acre, currently con
tains little more than grass, a few trees and
a historic marker.
"It's really an asset for the community,
a green space for the neighborhood," said
Christy Turner, a Stimmel landscape
The now vacant lot was the site of the
first public waterworks system in the
American Colonies in 1778. It tapped into
natural springs and used bored logs that
were joined together and buried under
ground to deliver the water a mile away to
the town of Salem. George Washington
stopped by the waterworks during a visit
to the area in 1791. That history will be
honored in the park with a colorful path
way denoting the waterworks along with
The area was known as the
Reservation and was undeveloped until its
subdivision in 1903, which would eventu
ally lead to it becoming what's now
known as the Holly Avenue Neighborhood
in the west end of downtown. The neigh
borhood has been through several, transi
tions over the years, but Sharee Fowler,
current neighborhood association presi
dent, describes it'as a close-knit communi
ty, which is diverse in both residents and
housing, including some affordable hous
ing. She said the path will be a great addi
tion to the neighborhood and the greater
"We want folks to know it's intended
to be an accessible park to all of the resi
dents in our community," said Fowler.
ELECTION NIGHT PHOTO
Photos by Tbvib Stinson
CrossRhodes performs during the "Wake the Vote" election night watch party
on Tuesday night. The Wake Forest Pro Humanitate Institute hosted the event.
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