Every year  in March the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (Iota Phi Chapter) hold their annual Mardi Gras.

The “greatest brothers on earth” do some serious brain-storming and they come up with a theme.


This year on March 13 at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum in Homewood nearly 800 people gathered to clown around with the Qs.


The flyers went out inviting all far and wide to hurry, hurry, hurry to the CirQUE De Omega and party from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. You had to get there early to find a place to park within walking distance.

There were stilt walkers, well there was one and several clowns, snake charmers and magicians.

DON’T BE SAD, MR. CLOWN—Pam and Carlton Heywood.

Some of the clowns were made of balloons and others were making balloons. The United Rays Corvette Club even constructed a real big top while the Deltas, AKAs and Zetas branded their tables for immediate recognition.

On the “midway,” also known as the “Quesino” there were games of chance and opportunities to win fabulous prizes.

The food and drink flowed all night. The fun and festivities helped to fund many of the programs sponsored by the Iota Phi Foundation and administered through Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc, Iota Phi Chapter—popular programs like the Black College Tour, Thanksgiving Baskets, Christmas with the Qs, the Talent Program and the Mentoring Program just to name a few.

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