The Iota Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will present its annual Fashionetta Extravaganza on Tuesday, November 20 at 7 p.m. at the Minden Civic Center.
This social event is a fund-raising project for Iota Rho Omega to fund the sorority's many public service projects, including scholarships for high school graduates, entertainment for senior citizens and the Heritage Festival for area students throughout Webster, Claiborne and Caddo Parishes.
Headlining this affair is the group "TKR" a newly-formed group of students from Minden High School who began singing together this past summer with the Theater of Performing Arts in Shreveport. Members of the group include: Alexandria "Tootie" Knapp, Kaerington Wilson, and Rosie Oliver, all of Minden, hence, the name, TKR.
"This trio performs music that is unlike anything you have ever heard or ever will hear," said Fayrine Kennon, pageant affiliate. "TKR is very energetic and passionate about the music that they perform."
Sample music include: Luther Vandross' "A House Is Not A Home," Etta James' "At Last," and Whitney Houston's "I Want To Dance with Somebody."
Miss Fashionetta and her court will be presented during this event. Vying for the title are Chandreka Keonta Bell, Jazmine Fincher, JaTorie Watson, and I'Janique La Jada Williams.
Chandreka Keonta Bell is the 17-year-old daughter of Ms. Suprena Bruce. She is a junior at Minden High School where she is the MHS Cheerleader Manager. Chandreka is a member of the King Solomon Baptist Church.
Jazmine Fincher is the daughter of Rev. Gregory and Latina Deloach. She is 15 years old and attends Minden High School where she is an honor student and vice-president of her sophomore class. Jazmine participates in various activities/clubs, such as FBLA, Nature Club, Student Council, and Beta Club. She attends the Blue Run Baptist Church.
Jatorie Watson is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jerame Jones. She is a 17-year-old senior at Captain Shreve High School where she is a member of the National Technology Honor Society and BSA.
I'Janique La Jada Williams is the 15 year old daughter of Ms. Bridget Batton-Flournoy and Mr. Melvin Williams. A sophomore Honor Student at Minden High School, Jada is a Majorette of the MHS Band of Pride and a member of Phi Delta Kappa Xinos. She is a member of Mt. Calm B.C.
Donations for admission are $10 for adults and $5 for youth and children.