Costume competition a screaming success

North Side raises $2,500 for Heritage Day

Some 500 fans screamed support for
their favourites during North Side’s competition last Saturday to pick a queen
for the district’s Heritage Day and Pirates Week events.

Brandi Sherieff was the ultimate
winner in a stunning costume of gold, black and red. It was basic Pirates Week
garb with flair — slash sleeves, a glittery striped cummerbund, black gloves
with a difference, gold flounce on the skirt and lace-up buccaneer boots.
Vinette Glidden’s creation suited Sherieff and she, in turn, suited her costume
in the eyes of both the audience and the judges.

Also taking part in the
good-natured competition were Sherilyn Webster, first runner-up; LaShonna Hulse
and Mariah Forbes.

The costume parade was just part of
the evening’s entertainment at Driftwood Bar and Beach. On a specially-built
stage designed by Archie Whittaker and Drew McLean, models displayed more Pirates
Week costumes available from Vinette Glidden’s House of Design and current fashions
from Reflections. District participants in Cayman’s Got Talent performed and
showed why they reached the finals.

The next day, it was the North Side
Pirates Week Committee’s turn to scream in excitement. Clearing approximately
$2,500 after expenses, members could go ahead with their plans to cover costs
associated with the district Heritage Day and announce free admission to all
comers on Thursday, 18 November.

Mr. Whittaker said the no-charge
policy is meant to acknowledge hard economic times and rekindle community
spirit. All members hope residents and visitors from around Grand Cayman will
join North Siders at the public beach near Kaibo for the district’s Heritage Day.

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Brandi Sherieff, North Side Pirate Queen.
Photo: Submitted