“If You Believe”

 Our 8th Annual Crimson & Cream Pageant will be held Saturday, March 25th at 4pm ~ Victory Apostolic Church, located 20801 Matteson Ave. in Matteson, IL.  Our pageant is sure to showcase some of the top young ladies and their escorts representing our south suburban communities.

 Winners will be crowned in three categories:

Little Miss Crimson & Cream         Ages 5-7 years

Jr. Miss Crimson & Cream              Ages 8-10 years

Miss Crimson & Cream                   Ages 11-13 years


Twenty-eight communities will be represented in this year’s pageant.  Will the winner be from your hometown?  You’ll just have to wait and see!  Tickets are $30 and are on sale now.  Tickets will not be sold at the door.


Communities represented:


Alsip, Blue Island, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Channahon, Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills, Crete, Dolton, Flossmoor, Frankfort, Glenwood, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Joliet, Lansing, Lynnwood, Manhattan, Markham, Matteson, Park Forest, Phoenix, Richton Park, Riverdale, South Holland, Tinley Park, University Park


About our pageant:


This event focuses on promoting positive self-image, physical & mental health, cultural pride & social graces among the contestants & escorts.  The annual Crimson & Cream pageant provides an opportunity for the participants to meet new friends, cultivate leadership skills and engage in public service activities over a 5-month period. The culmination of the event is Saturday, March 25th at Victory Apostolic Church in Matteson, Illinois.  Your support for these children as they showcase their talents and grace would be a real treat for them!  To purchase tickets or questions can be directed to our pageant queens, Brenda Peters and Mandy Williams-Lilly at pageantdst@jassacdeltas.org.


This event is a fundraiser for the Joliet Area/South Suburban Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  All funds generated from ticket and ad sales will be earmarked for academic scholarships for graduating/college-bound high school seniors and implementation of community service programs in the south suburban and Joliet area.