Concord, NC, May 10, 2023: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Concord, hosted their first annual Converse and Couture Ball on April 29 at the Kannapolis Train Station. The event was a success. The Concord chapter welcomed over 120 attendees and raised over $8,000. Cabarrus County students, Shayla Purvis and Amaya Squirewell were awarded the Vernie Pharr King and Gamma Epsilon Zeta Legacy Scholarships to defray the cost of higher education. Vernie Pharr King, born in 1929, is a Cabarrus County native who taught for fifty years and has served in numerous community, civic, and political events.