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Cornwall College South Florida Alum Dinner Dance

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera
Stacey Myles shows off her fashion side in this floral, high-low dress.
From left: George Leslie, Denzle Latty and Lance Duhaney.
Udine Downy poses with Donovan Brown.
Husband and wife duo, Stephen and Blossom Allen.
MP Heroy Clarke (left) and Garth Brown.
From left: Gem Myers, Patricia Edwards and Karen Smith performing as Pakage at the Cornwall College Alumni Association Dinner Dance in South Florida.
Michel Morgan and her father, attorney-at-law Clayton Morgan of Clayton Morgan & Company.
Lorraine Mitchell (left) and Lorna Blasse dancing up a storm at the Cornwall College Alumni Association Dinner Dance in South Florida.
Sun Wallace shares lens with her husband, Brian.
Lestroy Wright poses with Tajuana Jefferson.
From left: Doctors Cansa Walker and Sheree Hundy pose with Suzette Rochester-Lloyd, CRO of VMBS, Florida.
From left: President of the Cornwall College Alumni Association South Florida Chapter, Egbert Clarke; public relations officer, Aubrey Campbell; and vice-president Phillip Wallace.
Treasurer of the Cornwall College Alumni Association, South Florida Chapter, Michael Nedrick (left), and board member Orvil Denton.
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Patricia Edwards gave the audience goose pimples with her rendition of I Rise, Karen Smith took them down memory lane, and Gem Myers stole their hearts with  Jennifer Hudson'sI Am Not Living Without You.

At the end of the evening, the 500 patrons who flocked the 23rd Cornwall College Alumni Association, South Florida Chapter Dinner Dance seemed to agree they would not attend next year's event without 'Pakage'.

The trio, whose musical talent spans years on both the international and local scene, blew the roof off, taking the house down at the new Pembroke Pines Centre in Florida recently.

They came to deliver, and this they did with poise and tenacity. Dressed as queens ready to protect their thrones, Edwards, Smith and Myers gave the best performance many said they had witnessed in the 23 years of the event.

"We don't know how we will be able to match what Pakage did this year," said committee co-chairman Lance Gibbs.

The event, staged annually to raise funds for students at the Montego Bay-based Cornwall College, received tremendous support from several sponsors, including Royalton White Sands, Jewel Resorts, Half Moon and Sea Gardens.

"As a chapter, they have been moving away the mountain of our needs, one stone and often one rock at a time," was how acting principal at the institution, Lecia Allen, described the help the school has been getting over the years.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com