Pearl Blast

Theta Lambda Omega has always given supreme service to Alpha Kappa Alpha programs.  However, the leaders in the chapter recognized the importance of socialization after the hard work had been completed.  The first “MystAKAl Masquerade” (MardiGras) was held in 2004.  It was very successful.  In 2006, the next “MystAKAl Masquerade was co-chaired by Lillie Leverett and Johnette Williams. In 2009, Angela Davis, President, saw the potential for the event to be an annual fundraiser and appointed Olivia Anderson to chair the next event.  Olivia envisioned the next party as an “all-white party” (white attire).  This theme for the event coined “White-Pearl Blast”.  Decorations, tables, chairs, etc. displayed an exquisite elegance that is now annually expected by members and loyal supporters.  Vendors were added in order to provide additional revenue and shopping for the guests.

It has been held during the Summer and the Fall and has continued to dazzle the community and increase revenue for the chapter at the same time.  Subsequent chairmen include Janice Green, Ceola Miles and Billie Fair.  In 2012 with Cheryl Blake and Frances Menzie as chairpersons, the Pearl Blast became a Black and White Party.