Miss SVG Contestants Spread Goodwill
The Miss SVG 2012 contestants, who are just a week away from the big night, are off to a good start in terms of Service to their country and community. Many Vincentians who visited Kingstown last Friday, May 18th would have seen the contestants outside LIME Headquarters, inviting the public to come over and purchase from their (the contests’) Local Food Sale, including Vincentian treats like salt-fish, dumplings, doughboy and more.
An initiative of the Contestants, the Sale not only proved their capabilities in the kitchen, as much of the food was self produced by the contestants themselves, but also demonstrated their ability to think of others who are less fortunate.
The sale, which patrons seem to have enjoyed, rendered profits which have been donated to the School for Children with Special Needs (SCSN) and the Helping Hands Center.
On Wednesday, May 23rd, the contestants along with Ms. SVG 2011, Aviar Charles, paid a special visit to the SCSN in Kingstown. The students welcomed the contestants with signs, and sang choruses with them to start the morning.
Though the beauties were the ones making a special visit, the students put on a very special show for them, in the form of a mini concert, during which the students performed songs from the musical, ‘The sound of Music’, as well as local folk songs like ‘Obeah Man’. The children also gave a dramatic interpretation of the nursery rhyme ‘Lil Ms. Moffett’, and danced to the well loved tune, ‘Waka Waka’.
When the morning’s concert came to an end, Miss SVG 2011 presented the donation to Principal of the School, Phedra Samuel, and expressed her hope, on behalf of all the girls, that the money “would help in any way possible”.
Samuel expressed her gratitude and hope that after the show, the contestants would still keep the School for Children with Special Needs in their hearts, and make efforts to come and visit as volunteers are always welcomed.
A donation was also made to the Helping Hands Center on Wednesday.
THE VINCENTIAN also hopes that the contestants will keep this same spirit of Community Service alive long after the pageant. Young women, especially the contestants of the Miss SVG Pageant giving back to their nation in this way, are rarely seen or highlighted and an increase in this would be a great example for our young people to follow.
Miss SVG 2012 is slated for June 2nd and will feature 8 contestants, Jolene Bentick, Shanique Browne, Terranza Franklyn, Carice Glasgow, Kendra Homer, Jovonne John, Dieta Tucker and Aziza Williams.
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by Karissa Clarke