People and Places, Sunday Aug. 25

  • Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2013 12:01 a.m.
Patrice Macon has been crowed Miss Fashionetta Queen by Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Patrice Macon has been crowed Miss Fashionetta Queen by Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Granite Quarry High School of 1952 Reunion

The Granite Quarry High School Class of 1952 held its 61st reunion Saturday, Aug. 17 at Ryan’s Steak House.

Twenty-nine classmates, spouses and friends celebrated with a buffet dinner.


The Rev. Donald Deal welcomed everyone, gave the invocation and paid tribute to the classmates who have passed away.

After the meal, a short business meeting before fellowship time.

Those attending were Buddy and Sylvia Barger, Augustus Holshouser, Pansy and Bill Poplin, Ken and Kay Fisher, Benny and J.J. Frick, Ann R. Hodge, John W. Brady and daughter Teresa, Loretta R. and John Eagle, Rev. Donald Deal and Nancy, Fred Joyner, Genevieve Lohr, Delcie and Francis Smith, and other guests were present.

Local Chapter of AKA crowns Miss Fashionetta

The Delta Xi Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, INC. held its annual Fashionetta Ball at Tubman Theatre on the campus of Livingstone College in June.

The Fashionetta Pageant is the chapter’s major annual fundraiser. As a community service organization, the funds support the scholarships given to high school seniors and donations to community service organizations.

Participants in the events compete for the title of Miss Fashionetta by hosting fundraising activities and seeking donations.

Patrice Briana Macon was crowned Miss Fashionetta 2013 Queen. She is the daughter of Patrick Macon and the granddaughter of Rosenia Macon.

Patrice is a rising sixth grade student at Erwin Middle School. Her past honors include Honor Roll and Star Student as well as playing in the North Carolina Symphony.

Patrice enjoys membership in the Book Club, Good News Club and Girl Scout Troop 454. She is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Cameron Christian was Patrice’s escort for the evening. He is the son of Kevin and Nannette Christian.

Runner up to Miss Fashionetta 2013 is Nicole Shianne Phillips.

Nicole is the daughter of Keviette Philllips and John T. Jones and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Lowe. Mark Bailey was Nicole’s escort, son of Mark Weeks and Loretta Bailey.

Other Fashionetta participants were:

Imani Makalya Gill, granddaughter of Angela Gill-Graham and Tecola and James Plummer. She is the daughter of Michael Willis and the late Tonya L. Gill. Imani’s escort was Jacob Joseph, son of Teresa Adams and Peter Joseph.

Ivery Nicole Sloan, daughter of Chamekia Spencer and Clinton Chaney, goddaughter of Jay and Stephanie Willis. Her escort was Christopher Clodfelter, son of Tonya Clodfelter and Leon Miller.

Amaya Jenay Surratt, daughter of Tacita Ellis and Johnny Surratt Jr. Amaya’s escort was Jaleel Pemberton, son of Jachovia Farris.

Fashionetta is a spectacular affair that members of the members of the local sorority look forward to with great pride. During the past six months the participants have attended workshops on leadership, character building, academic achievement, and engaged in civic affairs. The president of the Delta Xi Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is Renese Bates. Chairpersons for this event were Marva McCain and Teresa Adams.

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