+ AKA crowns queens in Tea Rose Pageant
The Metro Orlando Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, which meets in West Orange County, hosted the Little Miss Tea Rose Pageant: The Wonderland Edition on June 7, at the Orlando Museum of Art. The event was organized by Windermere residents Cheryl Zackery and Desiree Roberts and attended by more than 250 residents of the Central Florida community.
Thirteen girls in prekindergarten through fifth grade competed in the pageant, which included the categories of Wonderland Wear, Talent, Formal Wear and Sponsorship.
Each of the participants received a pageant trophy and a certificate of participation. Kyndall Cheyenne Cohen, 5, was crowned Little Miss Tea Rose Sweetheart and was awarded $400. Paige Perkins, 6, crowned Tiny Miss Tea Rose; London Wright, 7, crowned Petite Miss Tea Rose; and Kamryn Jae Stevens, 10, who was crowned Junior Miss Tea Rose, were all awarded $450.
Daja Gray-Evans, 11, was the overall pageant winner, crowned Little Miss Tea Rose Grand Supreme, and she was awarded $750. In total, the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority awarded $2,500 in cash prizes to the pageant participants.
Additional pageant participants were Adria Foster, Kendall Reese Harmon, Kendyl Lauryn Meeks, Zariya Brooks, Siera-Nile Johnson, Dallis Tate, Jordan Simone Reed and Ryanna Mowatt.
For more information on programs for girls sponsored by the Metro Orlando Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., visit metroorlandoaka.org.
+ Rotary Club of Windermere
U.S. Air Force Col. Harlie Bodine will be the featured speaker at the Rotary Club of Windermere’s next meeting at 6:54 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, at Town Hall, 520 Main St., Windermere.
“We would like to invite you and anyone interested in hearing him come to the meeting,” says Rotarian Norma Sutton. “It is early, but we have a great breakfast, and it is over promptly at 8 a.m.”
For more information, visit windermererotary.org.
+ Rotary Club of Winter Garden
The Rotary Club of Winter Garden will host Rotary Family Night during the Winter Garden Squeeze game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, at West Orange High School, 1625 Beulah Road, Winter Garden.
Bring your family to watch our Florida Collegiate Summer League baseball team take on Leesburg at this home game.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors. Proceeds from the Tuesday games in June will benefit Matthew’s Hope Ministries.
For more, visit rotaryclubofwintergarden.org.
+ West Orange Duplicate Bridge Club
N-S: 1/2 tied Y. Peabody – M. Voorhees, N. Fortin – E. Quinn 3. H. Parker – M. Lesnik 4. B. Ballenger – S. Kmiec 5. B. Bell – C. Winscott; E-W: 1. V. Oberaitis – J. Muzeni 2. M. Guthrie – B. Shelton 3. S. and B. Binkley 4. M. and J. Chilton 5. A. Snook – B. Young.