Beauty queens for ‘Powerful’ show

29 May
Kaci Fennell, Miss Universe Jamaica, greets a homeless man, Scott, in downtown Kingston recently.

REIGNING beauty queens Kaci Fennell, Miss Universe Jamaica, and Laurie-Ann Chin, Miss Jamaica World, will be among guest performers at the ‘Powerful Women and Men Perform for Charity’ show at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium at Jamaica College in St Andrew, on Sunday.

Show times are 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Now in its 15th year, the charity event was conceptualised by Thyra Heaven to raise much-needed funds for the Mustard Seed Communities.

Laurie-Ann Chin, Miss Jamaica World

So far, $44 million has been raised.

“It has been a tremendous success. In fact, I am pleasantly surprised and gratified as to the response from a wide cross section of people who come to watch the show each year. The aim of the planning committee and all the performers is to do as much as we can to help the disabled and HIV-affected children in the care of Mustard Seed Communities. And there is great joy in our giving, so we are as blessed as the children whom we serve. Also, I am pleased to see that each year an increasing number of people want to participate and volunteer their services to put on the show, and for that we are so grateful,” Heaven told Jamaica Observer.

Thyra Heaven

Headed by Monsignor Father Gregory Ramkisson, Mustard Seed Communities cares for children with serious physical and mental disabilities.

“Rehearsals are in full gear as the cast and crew get ready to unveil another exciting show and an evening of great entertainment. I am thrilled with the variety of acts and the number of exciting new performers this year,” said Weston Haughton, show producer.

Among the first-time performers will be Damion Crawford, minister of state in the ministry of tourism and entertainment; Senior Superintendent of Police Steve McGregor; Dr Fritz Pinnock, CEO of the Caribbean Maritime Institute; George Davis, news editor at Nationwide News Network; Irvin Forbes, managing editor at CVM

TV; Terri-Karelle Reid,brand ambassador at the Gleaner On-Line; Dorraine Samuels, TVJ news presenter; Vernon Darby, presenter on Nationwide radio, Ian Forbes, managing director at Sherwin Williams and Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s (JAAA) vice-president; and Natalie Chin-Watkins, advertising and marketing manager at the Jamaica Observer. Joining them will be the reigning Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell and Miss Jamaica World, Laurie-Ann Chin. Leading actress Dorothy Cunningham will have a special presentation for patrons.

Popular favourites like Carol Francis, Cordel Green, Michael Abrahams, Georgia Henry and the fantastic Four (Dimario McDowell, Michael Powell, Emerson Henry and Maurice Henry) are once again bound to delight the audience with comedy, music and dancing.

As is customary, the show will have something for everyone, and the fashion enthusiasts are in for a treat as the ladies of the cast will be joined by Richard Nevers, Navardo Thaxter, Andre Watson, Karl Williams and Mark Anthony Scott.

Source: Jamaica Observer


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