Kutztown Mom Prom ladies night raises funds for United Way of Berks

Patriot photos by Hilda Hynes Kutztown School District United Way Committee hosted for the second annual Mom Prom May 2 with all proceeds aiding United Way of Berks County.
Patriot photos by Hilda Hynes Kutztown School District United Way Committee hosted for the second annual Mom Prom May 2 with all proceeds aiding United Way of Berks County.

The Kutztown School District United Way Committee hosted for the second time, their annual Mom Prom on May 2 with all proceeds aiding the United Way of Berks County.

Light jazz filled the banquet room of the Kutztown Fire Company as the ladies of the town entered the room through an ivy adorned lit archway, their sequins, satin and rhinestones sparkling in the glow of the chandeliers.

Kicking off the evening was KSD United Way Co-Chair Melissa Blatt who welcomed the women and thanked all those who sponsored, donated or volunteered making the evening possible.

“We couldn’t do this without the support of local business, the generous support of the fire company and of course you ladies.”

With a wide array of raffle prizes to win, the ladies quickly began filling out tickets and crossing fingers hoping to win anything from lotions and jewelry to gift cards, baskets, fondue sets and Zumba classes.

Doted on by a group of handsomely dressed gents all buttoned up in black dress shirts and matching vanilla ice-cream white ties, the belles of this ball were treated to light hors d’oeuvre and finger foods made by the kitchen staff of the fire company who had just as much fun dancing around the kitchen as the dance floor began to fill.

Spinning the evening’s tunes was the father son team Mark and Travis Weida of Mark E Mark DJ/KJ services. Tuxedoed up and taking requests all evening, they offered every skirt a turn twirling across the floor to their favorite song at least once.

As the evening progressed, the photo booth station saw a lot of activity as the dames and divas dawned silly costumes, head pieces and wide smiles for unforgettable photo memory moments.

The whiskey sour fountain had everyone in good spirits when the dapperly dressed gents tried for a moment to take to the dance floor for themselves. The boy’s invasion of the dance floor was tolerated only for a moment before the girls sent them back to the kitchen.

Sorry, Tom, the night was for Mom. A girls night to rival any boys only event, the ladies were not about to give up the dance floor for any other reason than to find out who the lucky winners of the raffles would be.

Just around 9 p.m., the dance floor settled and the ladies gave their pumped up feet a break. What followed was the excited yells and shouts of, “Oh, that’s me!” as they took turns coming forward to claim their prizes.