The Savannah Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Incorporated (TLOD) held its annual fundraising event, the Kiddie Kotillion/ Beautillion, on Sunday March 2, 2013 in the Hoskins Center Auditorium at Memorial University Medical Center. Lady Johnnie S. Holmes served as the General Chairperson, along with a group of dedicated 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.
These organizations include 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 used to award scholarships to deserving freshman college students at Savannah State University.
The contestants competed enthusiastically to be recognized as the King and Queen for the 2013 Kiddie Kotillion/Beautillion. The Queen and her Court included: Little Miss Chole Morris, 1st Place winner, Little Miss DeAsia Jackson, 2nd Place winner, and Little Miss Jayla Sanders, 3rd Place winner. The King and his Court included: Little Mr. Gabriel DuPont, 1st Place winner. Gabriel’s grandfather, Lord Donald DuPont accepted his award. 2nd Place winner was Little Mr. Jaden Blount, and Little Mr. Semaj Johnson, 3rd Place winner.
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.