A winter wonderland at WES

Post date: Mar 25, 2015 7:30:56 PM

No doubt that the evening of March 21st marked the social event of the year at Wells Elementary School as over 150 elementary school girls along with dads attended this year’s Girls Gala. The theme of this year’s ball was definitely in line with the outside moonscape of lingering snow and cold, aptly called “Winter Wonder Land.”

Under strings of lights cascading down from the ceiling in a winter themed decorated gymnasium, couples in formal attire danced the evening away to a variety of music provided by Mike’s Music Mix.

The school’s cafeteria was also decorated. Couples took breaks there to sit and socialize while enjoying cupcakes and other snacks provided by parent volunteers.

PTSA members Jen Olin and Kim Woodward were the organizers of this large event. According to Olin the final tally of guests attending this year reached 314. Woodward added that there was a great selection of raffle prizes donated by local business.

During the night each girl and dad had the opportunity to have a professional portrait taken of them by photographer Marina DeMarco of Angel DeMarco Photography. As a result, each girl’s family will receive a 5 X 7 portrait to remember this special night.

On behalf of the PTSA, Olin and Woodward wish to give special thanks to Naviina Hair Salon and Day Spa, Bella Tress Hair Salon Inc. and Flowers by Christine.

Behind the Girls Gala registration desk is WES teacher Pam Lear assisting her daughter Emma Grace with her dress.

In gala dress are WES students (left to right) Maya Olin, Amelia Rider, Lucy Breton, Molly Tavares and Camille Decato.