Tonight was exciting for many different reasons. It was a special night for Miss Raquel Pelissier. I arrived at the Caribbean Market place a little before 6pm which was the time of the event. I was able to observe the area a bit, waited outside to feel the vibe and see the excitement for Miss Raquel; and let me just say people were excited.
For those of you that do not know Know Raquel , let me just tell you a little bit about her from what i learned tonight. Raquel is 25 years old. She is pursuing her master’s degree in optometry and vision abroad. She is a Jesus girl which made me admire her even more and she is definitely a sweetheart. She resides in Haiti, Delmas; Her parents are from Gonaives. She is very and i mean very proud to represent Haiti where ever she goes. Let me also add that she is an earthquake survivor.
As we entered the premises, I was able to experience great Haitian art and I was very pleased to see how much talents we have amongst us in our community. I, myself chatted a little bit with a few folks at the event. I saw a few familiar faces that I was very thrilled to see and took this opportunity to, of course network and to talk about the brunch I have coming up in March. The atmosphere was just perfect, it was just right. The music was upbeat, they provided the guests with wine the whole night and they also had Oeurs d’oeuvres from a few of our Haitian chefs.
As Mia Lopez announced the arrival of Miss Raquel Pelissier, a Rara band was present and playing as people were dancing along… Angie bell came along and we sang both the Haitian and the American Anthem. Mia introduced and welcomed everyone in the room and we had the opportunity to witness a beautiful performance from one and only Ada. Her voice is just incredible and she definitely put on a show… Then came Wanda Gilles, The master brain behind this project and she said a few words as she welcomed everyone and thanked them for coming. Raquel was able to talk about her experience and answer a few question from Naomie Labaty before the crowd was able to ask any questions.
Tonight yet again, i felt proud to be Haitian, Proud to be amongst my people. We were united for a great cause, for one person and her name is Raquel Pelissier. Thank You Wanda Gilles, Mia Lopez and Angie Bell for putting this beautiful event together. I was very happy to be there and enjoy such a great evening with everyone. Thank you Raquel for making us proud!!!