On Saturday evening, April 28th our residents were treated to a “Silver Ball” sponsored by our nearby parish youth. The youth director, Mare Draper, and her team came early in the afternoon on Saturday and decorated our mall area in a Hollywood theme, complete with a red carpet, Oscar statue, and tables adorned in black with top hats, confetti, popcorn containers as well as gold star balloons. One wall was a Hollywood backdrop effect with a black starry background and white skyline, large palm trees and the word HOLLYWOOD. It looked great.
Activity staff passed out gowns to all the ladies wishing to dress for the event on Saturday morning. The youth came early and attended a 5 p.m. mass prior to the ball. A little before 7 p.m. our residents started arriving and were escorted down the red carpet for a photo opportunity in their beautiful gowns, etc. The DJ played a variety of music and the young ladies and men with a little encouragement asked the Residents to dance. The residents definitely preferred the music from their era but they did not hesitate to get up and learn a few new steps like the Cha Cha Slide and the Cupid Shuffle. Our kitchen staff prepared a wonderful selection of refreshment as well as frozen non alcoholic pina coladas. A great time was enjoyed by all!