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Local Sorority and City Team Up for Park Beautification

The Chi Beta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., which is based in Falls Church, and the City of Falls Church are partnering for an event called Restore, Refresh and Renew, which takes place this Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Big Chimneys Park at 212 W. Annandale Road.

Members of the sorority and event participants will help restore the park’s stormwater absorption system, refresh the park’s plant buffer and renew the aesthetics of the park. The event will include planting shrubs, herbaceous plants, sedges and the application of leaf mulch.

Water and snacks will be provided at the event and lunch will be provided at Columbia Baptist Church at 103 W. Columbia Street. Gardening tools, gloves and other supplies will be provided, but participants are encouraged to wear gardening attire. The local sorority requests that participants sign-up for the event in advance at

Restore, Refresh and Renew is the kick off for local sorority chapter’s 2015 community service initiative, which is called the AKA 1908 Playground Project.