Saturday, March 7, 2015 was an unusual winter evening and fortuitously this was when Kingston College Old Boys’ Association USA, Inc. joined force with St Hugh’s Alumnae Association, NY to present their 5th Annual Winter Party. The event was aptly dubbed, “A Warm Winter Party” as the weather cooperated and facilitated the collaboration to bring some warmth in winter. In fact, the large number of elegantly dressed friends, supporters, and alumni found the going very hot inside the party room. The Conference Center at the Adria Hotel in Bayside, Queens was ideally suited for the occasion as it has a specific party area, an area for the food and socializing, and even another area for a quiet “getaway”.
The Associations promised a night of prizes and surprises and our patrons were not disappointed as the event was flavored with a number of Special guests. We were honored to have had an appearance by the radiant Miss Jamaica Diaspora, Kimar Muir. She gracefully posed for photo ops with everyone who desired, and in my opinion, she more than made an appearance, she celebrated and partied the entire night with us. In addition, we were blessed with live performances by two members of the Fortis family: Dreama with his hit single,”iDol” and Autarchi. Both guest artistes were enthusiastically received by the packed party room.
Our guest DJ, Glamour Wayne, a Fortis, rocked the house as usual. He literally turned up the heat under the Warm Party and made it hot. Consequently, the dance floor was always packed as the crowd could not resist the musical selection being played by the maestro. By the time Glamour Wayne handed over to Soul Tone Disco led by DJ Prentice and crew, the crowd was in a musical frenzy. As expected, DJ Prentice maintained the momentum and when the lights came on, the crowd was still dancing.
We would be remiss if we did not applaud our co-hosts, St. Hugh’s, along with Flavia Chin’s Caterers for the sumptuous Jamaica cuisine that was enjoyed by all. There were many pleasant comments heard about the food and the relative ease to get serve. Thank you ladies and job well done! The cash bar was busy all night and at times, it was excessively crowded. This is reflective of the success of the event.
We must express a huge thank you to the board members of both Alumni Associations, who have contributed their time, energy, and resources to help us to realize another stellar event. Equally important, we want to thank our many supporters, family, and friends, who have consistently, contribute to the success of our functions. To our sponsors, thank you and rest assured that we recognized that without your constant support we would not be able to replicate successful events. Thank you all, and please support our next event: Our 32nd Annual Reunion Awards Dinner to be held, Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Antun’s; 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, NY 11429.
By George B. Bell, KC ‘85