Flagler AKAs present seven Princesses at inaugural Fashionetta


01_JerolineMcCarthy01“The Beauty of a Princess” was the program theme of the inaugural Little Miss and Miss Fashionetta recently sponsored at Matanzas High School by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Delta Omega Chapter, and The Ivy Community Foundation, Inc.

The Fashionetta was presented to showcase seven female students of elementary and middle school age. Pre-pageant activities comprised the participation of many months of workshops, aimed at academic achievement, cultural enrichment, personal development, community service, and career selection.

131114_dt_palmcoast01A song offered  by former scholarship recipient Miss Kayon Jones and an African dance performed by the 2013 Fashionetta Princesses provided entertainment to an audience of family, friends and supporters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Princesses also modeled fall fashion provided by Macy’s department store in the Volusia Mall.

Princesses and escorts danced to the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Johann Strauss II. The highlight of the evening was the crowning of Little Miss and Miss Fashionetta, Princess Erica Cousins and Princess Alana Williams, respectively. The talent contestant winners, Princess Erica Cousins and Princess Angel Hopkins, were announced. Princess Alana Williams and Princess Kylia Hines were recipients of the Richie Bell Martin “Miss Congeniality Award.”

Proceeds from the Fashionetta will benefit the awards of annual chapter scholarships for deserving high school students and community service activities.

President Sue M. Fray and Fashionetta Co-Chairs Dr. Myra Middleton-Valentine and Geraldine Dillon noted the event a grand success and thanked all for their endearing support.

Friends for Obama plan Nov. 16 gathering
Florida Friends for Obama will gather Nov. 16, 9 a.m.  to 4 p.m., on the corner of Palm Coast Parkway and Belle Terre Parkway to show support to President Barack Obama and the Affordable Health Care Act.

They will gather as United Citizens In Action to represent a day of action. They will let those trying to discredit the president and the long-awaited ObamaCare program know that they, who elected the president, are still standing behind him and supporting him.

They say, “We, the Florida Friends for Obama are going forward and not backward.

Party affiliation is not an issue; we are representing the United States and not the Divided States of America.”

Florida Friends for Obama was founded in 2008 by Loyce Nottage Allen in support of getting the president elected. The organization picked up momentum in 2012 to get President Obama reelected. In addition, they are getting ready for election year 2014.

They say, “We intend to clean house – from the Governor’s House to the House of Horrors – oops, we meant to say the House of Congress.

They say, the new year is quickly approaching and they are letting those empty suits in office, who are there for self-gain and running interference, know that they, the people, are not and will not forget their actions.

There will be speakers,  food drive, and voter registration and Affordable Health Care Act information will be available.

Attendees are asked to bring brooms because they will be “Sweeping It Clean In 2014.” They are asking that signs be brought, even Obama signs, in addition to inviting friends and neighbors. Moreover, if every person would bring a can of food, it would be awesome for a local food bank and in time for Thanksgiving.

They are sending special thanks in advance for all considerations.


As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted and bereaved.



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