BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS
Janiyah Brene’ Giddens won the title of Miss Jabberwock 2014 on April 26 at the Mainland Arts Performance Center.
The annual event began as a variety show consisting of cultural expression and talent including music, skits, and dance.
“Members of the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority are thrilled to have presented once again a tradition that began in 1951,” said President Maureen Taylor. “We are extremely grateful to the community for its continued support.”
Locally produced Jabberwock shows serve as fundraisers for many chapters of the sorority. The program encourages and assists in the development of young individual talents.
“It was a magical and exciting evening of family-fun entertainment that set the occasion for the debut of five lovely young ladies vying for the title, Miss Jabberwock,” stated Alma Glover-Smith, chair of Miss Jabberwock 2014.
Seven year old Janiyah, daughter of Joseph & Regina Giddens and granddaughter of Stephen and Brenda Perry, was crowned Miss Jabberwock 2014. The remaining four contestants ranked as runners-up: Amina Moseley-McCloud (first); Nia Smith (second); Gabriella Mitchell (third); and JaKesha Smith (fourth).
Under the direction of Artistic Director Carla Lester, a musical variety show consisting of music, song, and dance from talented community individuals were featured in the extravaganza performances. The sorority also showcased girls and boys from ages five to eight as “Daisies” and “Dukes.”
Proceeds from this event are earmarked for scholarships and other Delta community service projects.