“Jabberwock 2019 – A Strand of Cultured Pearls” was a huge success. The event was held May 3, 2018 at The DeSoto Hotel’s Madison Ballroom. Jabberwock, an exclusive fundraising project of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is a part of Delta’s tradition. The Jabberwock is a time-honored tradition of the ladies of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – Savannah Alumnae Chapter. It represents an evening of elegance and entertainment that showcases the gifts and talents of young people.
This year’s audience was thrilled by the magical movements of dance performed by the well-known, high-spirited Rebecca Padgett School of Performing Arts, who danced the evening away to numerous popular tunes. The dancers brought the Jabberwock to light through their creative rendition of “Alice’s New Adventure into Wonderland,” which was a continuation of their previous Jabberwock performance. The Jabberwock has celebrated the talents of young people in the Savannah community for over five decades. This year, however, the 2019 Jabberwock took on a different twist. The highlight of the evening was a pageant, uniquely called “A Strand of Cultured Pearls,” which featured ladies who were sixty-two years and older. These ladies showed the Savannah Community that “you’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. “As long as you have the capacity to dream, you have the ability to achieve that dream too.”
“A Strand of Cultured Pearls” featured Bessie L. Crawford, Emogene Gertrude Stroman Middleton, Josephine Vanessa Pope, and Daisy Marie Hubbard Williams. All of these ladies have always been involved in community service, and were eager to support the Jabberwock. The greatest moment of the evening belonged to Daisy Marie Hubbard Williams, who was crowned the 2019 “Miss Jabberwock.” She expressed that she is very passionate about education and children, and she saw this competition as a way to try to assist some young person with an education. All of the contestants assisted in helping young people get an education, since proceeds from this event benefit the chapter’s annual scholarship fund and community service projects.
This year, Savannah Alumnae Chapter awarded more than $10,000 in scholarships at the event. Four $2,000.00 Academic Scholarships were awarded; one $1,000.00 Non-traditional
Scholarships, one $1,000.00 Community Service Scholarship, and one $500.00 scholarship to a member of EMBODI, the chapter’s young men’s mentoring group.
Savannah Alumnae Chapter would like to thank the entire community for its continued support of all of its events.