Wilma Collins and Beryl Cox were honored Monday for their 70-year membership in the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. The Perry ladies were feted at Mount Olivet Church in Perry during the 75th Anniversary Beta Sigma Phi Founders Day Celebration.
According to Wikipedia, Beta Sigma Phi International is a non-academic sorority with 200,000 members in chapters around the world. Founded in Abilene, Kan., in 1931 by Walter W. Ross, the organization has spread to every U.S. state, to every Canadian province and to 30 other countries.
The sorority was founded for the social, cultural and civic enrichment of its members, who have donated approximately $1 million to medical research and treatment through the Beta Sigma Phi Endowment Fund.