BY JAMES HARPER
A musical variety show consisting of music, song and dance will take place during this year’s Jabberwock 2012. The theme for the event sponsored by the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, is “Remembering the Times.”
Contestants this year include Dwan Wilson, Aireil Redding, Amariya Lopez, Saniya Times, Asaunte’ Williams, Ja’Niya Hawkins, Mercedes McMillian and Corrianna Favors.
Dates back to ‘Wonderland’
Alma Glover Smith is one of the organizers of this year’s Jabberwock and said the title is an adaptation of the character Jabberwocky in Lewis Carroll’s classic “Alice in Wonderland.”
“Such characters summoned members of his kingdom to come together once a year to present a colorful pageant. This concept was adopted by the sorority as an evening of entertainment to generate funds for scholarships and other Delta projects,” Smith explained.
More than pageantry
The eight contestants will be competing for Little Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Jabberwock.
Smith said the contestants have undergone a series of preliminary activities that included a kick off orientation, a career exploration in government and law, and an etiquette workshop appreciation luncheon.
“Their debut of elegance and Nubian beauty while competing for the titles will culminate their Jabberwock experience,” Smith continued.
Twenty-two little misses ages 3 to 5 also will be featured as Daisy Chains.
“Their performance will notably be an enchanting and charming moment during the evening,” added Smith.
Tickets are $10 and are available in advance from contestants and sorority members or can be purchased at the door. Children 5 and under will be admitted for free.
Sponsors for Jabberwock 2012 include Jon Hall, Gainous-Wynn Funeral Home, New Life Ministries, Terrific Tires, and Family First Health Center.