ALPHA MEN—John Ayers, Sean Gibson, Gregg Lovelace, Leonard McClendon and William Gaskins
Summer is now in full swing; however the warm weather season always kicks off with Alpha Weekend. Some refer to it as Memorial Day Weekend but the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha-Alpha Omicron Lambda Chapter have claimed this weekend as their own.
FIRST TIMERS—Duane Jubert with Amanda Jubert, and Chayla Carter and Shaquille Hall
READY TO BOARD—India Hunter and Chauncey Alexander
TWO PINK & GREEN QUEENS—Karla Payne and Ruthie Walker
READY TO CRUISE—Thomas Walllace, Kayla Higgins, Natasha Williams and Anthony Williams
READY TO BOARD—Shonna Peters, Clark Steven, Qiana Shipman and Leonard McClendon
CELEBRATING FIFTY FABULOUS YEARS—Leah R. Evans, center, with family and friends
BRYDGE BAND—Featuring Anita Levels (Photos by Debbie Norrell)
This year the weekend began with a SkeePhi party at Preeti’s Pitt in the Strip District where the kings of black and gold (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity) teamed with the queens of pink and green (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority) for a great Friday night party. Saturday was reserved for a cookout in Monroeville Community Park and Sunday, of course, was the annual boat ride featuring the Brydge Band on the dock and DJ Tee Jay on the boat. Hundreds of guests enjoyed a great time on the Gateway Clipper Fleet, some even celebrated their birthday.
Davie Huddleston, Alpha Phi Alpha Pittsburgh Chapter president, said this great weekend this year themed “American Pharaohs” raises funds for scholarships and chapter expenses. Huddleston told everyone to mark their calendars for their black tie event scheduled for Nov. 10.