Thanksgiving Day came early to some families in the Greater Fredericksburg, King George and Westmoreland Counties areas. The men of Tau Rho Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, and its affiliate The Rappahannock Regional Scholarship and Uplift Foundation provided Turkeys and Food boxes to families in need for the Thanksgiving Holiday. On Monday, November 25th, 2019 at 7pm at the Fredericksburg Boys and Girls Club of the Rappahannock Region, 20 families came to receive a decorated Food Box and a 25 Lbs. Turkey. These families were from Fredericksburg, Caroline, Stafford, and Spotsylvania counties. On Tuesday, November 26th, in Westmoreland and King George counties, six additional families received a Food box and Turkey.

The Chairman of the Thanksgiving basket project is Brother Antonia Samuels. This event supports the Fraternity’s mission of providing community service to its service areas and continuing to expand its level of support to the more distant regions of King George and Westmoreland. The Tau Rho Basileus, Norris Arceneaux, and Lyndon Roane, the Chairman of the Rappahannock Regional Scholarship and Uplift Foundation, along with the members of the Tau Rho Chapter are focused on continuously expanding the chapter’s outreach for needed services. These services include providing over $4000 in college scholarships each year to High School seniors; providing one on one and group Mentoring services; a yearly Talent hunt program with cash awards; bi-annual highway cleanups; a Free Community Chapter Cook-out and recognizing deserving students with a certificate each year for high academics. Plans are already in place for our Christmas giveaway. Tell the Kids to be ready as the Tau Rho Chapter, Omega Psi Phi of Fredericksburg, continues to strive for service in the Greater Fredericksburg Area.


Families gather around Brother Antonio Samuels, (center) chairman Thanksgiving project.

rothers (L to R) Forrest Parker, Norman Carter, Antonio Samuels, Norris Arceneaux, Basileus, Tracy Whitehurst, Mark McLaurin, and Calvin Taylor post in from of the Food boxes