(October 29, 2014)

Greeks volunteer at Common Ground Fall Fest

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College students from Chi Omega, Kappa Sigma, and Zeta Tau Alpha social fraternities will volunteer their time with Common Ground Community, Inc. Thursday, October 30, from 5-6:30 p.m. during a Fall Fest event sponsored by the non-profit.

Several Greek groups will volunteer their time with Common Ground Community, Inc. during a Fall Fest event for the Cedar Grove neighborhood

"Fall Fest is a great event for our neighbors," said alumna and volunteer coordinator for Common Ground Community Center Abbey Rubel '02. "We will have festive carnival games in a safe environment so that all the kids in the area can have a positive Halloween experience."

Clad in Halloween costumes, members of Chi Omega and Kappa Sigma will decorate their cars and pass out candy to children in the community for "trunk or treat," a safe alternative to trick-or-treating, while the women of Zeta Tau Alpha will sponsor a cake walk.

"Service is something that we are all passionate about," said Chi Omega social media coordinator Allie Hornsby. "Partnering with Common Ground seemed like the perfect way to be involved in the community as well as have a fun time to bond with our fellow Greeks. We are excited to dress ourselves and our cars up and be active members of the Shreveport community!"

Common Ground Community, Inc. is committed to building community through compassionate outreach, genuine care, and acceptance of all people by following Jesus Christ's example. They serve and build lasting relationships with neighbors in Cedar Grove who may be hungry or lacking in other basic needs. Common Ground Community, Inc. is primarily volunteer-driven with volunteers representing many churches from all over the Shreveport-Bossier-Benton region.