Local chapters of Beta Sigma Phi International joined the sorority's Beginning Day celebration Aug. 26.

The group held a 'Day at the fair' garden luncheon prepared and hosted by the Preceptor Eta Sigma Chapter.

It included a pie contest with first prize going to Denise Rivera, second place won by Laura Gardner and third place by Sandy Cardoza.

The group also enjoyed music sung by Together Again.

Beta Sigma Phi International marked its 75th anniversary last year. The group is dedicated to service, social and cultural projects.

Its International Endowment Fund has awarded more than $2 million to health research. Its Breast Cancer Research Fund has donated more than $1 million, and its Disaster Relief Fund more than $250,000 to victims of hurricanes Rita and Katrina.

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