Thursday, November 29, 2007
Local sorority hosts annual Fashionetta at Rust College
Omicron Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated hosted its third Fashionetta on the beautiful, historical campus of Rust College. The gala activities of Fashionetta 2007 were presented on Nov. 3. This elegant affair began with a stately, formal reception fit for the “queens” in the David L. Beckley Conference Center.
The Two Guyz jazz duo graced the evening with soothing, relaxing music while guests dined and wined on sumptuous hors d’ oeuvres. Contestants’ parents, community leaders, friends and special guests were in attendance. Also in attendance was State Representative Kelvin Buck and members of other Greek sororities and fraternities.
The pageant was held in the Morehouse Auditorium in the Doxey Fine Arts Building. On display in the foyer of Doxey were service projects that each contestant had been engaged in since April 21. The projects were in keeping with the overall theme of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Extraordinary Service Program (ESP). The ESP platform included: the non-traditional entrepreneur, economic keys to success, economic growth of the black family, economic advancement through technology and health resource management and economics.
The service project winners were Jernarra Jones of Holly Springs in the Little Miss Fashionetta category; and Andrea Bridges of Duck Hill in the Miss Fashionetta category. Each winner received a “Dedicated to Service” plaque.
The vivacious Misha Models from Jackson provided an evening of unending entertainment. The models strutted in the latest fashionable styles from casualwear to most formalwear.
The contestants, under the dynamic choreographic leadership of LaChondra Daniels McFarland, performed a graceful, sophisticated dance routine, which captivated the audience. They danced with impressive poise and gracefulness, which was generated through their movements and personality.
Each contestant received a bouquet of long-stemmed pink roses and carnations, a tiara, a trophy and certificate of participation. The winner in each category received the larger tiara and trophy along with a savings bond. The contests will also be featured in the national publication of the sorority, “The Ivy Leaf.”
The winners in the Fashionetta 2007 pageant were: Jernarra Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Averne Jones, in the Little Miss Fashionetta category; Jermeka Lesure, the daughter of Sharon Lesure and Lemarcus Beard, in the Junior Miss Fashionetta category; and Leanne Everett, the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Anderson Everett Jr., in the Miss Fashionetta category.
Members of Omicron Alpha Omega Chapter give special thanks to the parents of the contestants and supporters from the various communities which are represented in the ad booklet. Your continual support enables us to continue to provide “service to all mankind” through scholarships, the UNCF, NAACP, Holly Springs Recreation Department, families and people in need, New Hope Village, Holly Springs School District, and to young people in and around Holly Springs.
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