Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Night of Elegance

On November 3, 2014, Innovations and the Innovations Advocacy Council hosted a Fall Formal at the Imagine! Coal Creek Building.  Guests received formal invitations to the event, and the event was widely attended by many folks with Innovations and Imagine! staff.
As individuals arrived for the event in their ball gowns, suits, and formal attire, they were greeted by a lighted entryway, sprinkled with red and white rose petals.  The event, which was held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, hosted a live band made up of 19th Street Group Home staff members Russ Christiansen and Scott McDermott. The band was an instant success. Their version of “Brown-Eyed Girl” made everyone dance and swing.  There was a craft table where people could make personalized picture frames and a photo booth with derby flair.  There was a raffle and an award for the best derby hat, and everyone sampled dessert of all varieties.  A bouquet of flowers which adorned the dessert table was donated by Lafayette Florist. All the tables were packed with eating, laughing, and good times.  All of the lights were donated by staff members and a special thanks to Brittany Huston and Leeann Danielson for creating all of the fabulous decorations.  Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source participants created paper flowers that were hung all over the room and the desserts were donated by staff members, providers, and family members.  Overall, the event was an amazing success and everyone had a splendid time.  At the end of the night, the only question that people were asking was, “When is the next one?”.
A special thank you to everyone who donated to this amazing event, as well as Brittany Huston, Leeann Danielson, Anna Knott, CORE/Labor Source art class participants, Chris Holder, Russ Christiansen, Scott McDermott, Christina Marshall, Larie Handlin, Dustin Cart, Lafayette Florist, Toni Mowry, and Merribeth Price.

Thank you to Lou Ella Price for sharing this great story!

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