RESTON, Va. -- Omicron Kappa Kappa (OKK) Chapter was out in full force on April 7 for the quarterly Adopt-A-Highway Project with half of the chapter’s 32 financial Brothers participating.
The Brothers picked up litter along an approximate one-mile portion of Sunrise Valley Drive that is home restaurants, a convenience story, a hotel, office parks, a newly constructed condominium development and a number of businesses. The weather that brisk for the time of the year, but the nippy temperature didn’t chill the enthusiasm of these Men of Omega, who thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship that went along with their task.
The common bond that the Brothers – love for Omega and her cause -- motivated young and old Brothers alike to participate in the project. The stories that the ‘50s), ‘60s) and ’70s brothers shared with the younger Brothers kept conversations flowing without pause.
Immediately following the street cleanup, the Brothers went to Amphora Diner in Herndon, Va., where the fellowship and fraternization continued during brunch and went well into afternoon.
Unknown to the Brothers, this would be the last organized chapter event for Bro. Norman Franklin (Alpha Sigma, 1967). Bro. Franklin entered Omega Chapter 10 days later after suffering a heart attack. He is truly missed by all the Brothers of OKK.
The Brothers are elated to have the lasting memory of that brunch, and sharing laughs and stories about “the old days’’ that were told during the Adopt-A-Highway project.