TLOD Sponsor Kiddie Kotillion/Beautillion

Lady Jacquelyn Stephens and Lady Annette Mitchell stand with winners
Lady Jacquelyn Stephens and Lady Annette Mitchell stand with winners

The Savannah Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Incorporated (TLOD) held its annual fundraising event, the Kiddie Kotillion /Beautillion on Friday, April 15, 2011 in the Hoskins Center Auditorium at Memorial University Medical Center.

The selected theme for this gala was “The Splendor of Spring.”

Lady Johnnie S. Holmes served as the General Chairperson, along with a dedicated group of ladies. Within a short period of time, they were able to plan and execute a very elegant pageant.

As a major fundraiser, the proceeds are utilized to make contributions to various charitable organizations within the local community, which includes the NAACP, the National Council of Negro Women, the West Broad YMCA, the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the M.L. King Observance Committee, and the March of Dimes.

Funds are also utilized to award scholarships to deserving freshmen college students at Savannah State University.

The contestants competed enthusiastically to be recognized as the King and Queen for the 2011 Kiddie Kotillion/ Beautillion. The Queen and her Court included: Little Miss Nassiya Sheree Adams-Hall, 1st Place winner, Little Miss De’Ja Hamilton, 2nd Place winner, Little Miss Carleesah Orr, and 3rd Place winner, Little Miss Jada Elissa Brown.

The King and his Court included: Little Mr. Justin Gregory Milton Sheppard, 1st Place winner, Little Mr. George Loffie Futch III, and 2nd Place winner, Little Mr. Dalvin Orr. Due to special circumstances an appreciation is extended to Michaela and Marquis Elam for their participation in this pageant.

The president, Lady Annette S. Mitchell, and members of the local chapter are indeed grateful to all contestants, their parents/guardians, program participants, and the Savannah community for the support given to make this event so successful.

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