A big THANKS to everyone who helped out and/or came to the Golden Gates Russian Dance and Music event in St. Mary's school gym. The program was amazing – with dancing, leaping and beautiful music that offered everyone a glimpse into Old Russia. Many St. Mary's students who attended were able to participate in some dancing and playing of instruments with the performers. The kids were smiling and excited! It was wonderful to see them having such a great time and learning about a new culture!!
Special thanks to Deb Van Huffel for setting up the library for the dinner and to Michelle Storch, Cathy Braxton and Cindy Menzel for providing a wonderful dinner for our guests. Everyone had a good time and there weren't a lot of leftovers! Thanks too, to the families who opened up their homes for the dancers to stay. The Golden Gates performers left a sweet message for us in the 7th grade classroom. Even without a translator you get the gist of their sentiments. For many more photos of the event click here.