A Tale to truly Remember

Amanda Muramoto, editor

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A Tale as Old as Time” created lasting memories for those who attended Winter Ball, held at the Pacific Beach Hotel, December 17, 2010.

To get things started, MHS singers performed in pairs, singing carols like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven was played on the grand piano. The piano playing gave me goosebumps.

After the performances, it was time to eat. Entrees included garlic chicken and pork. The desserts were what you would expect to find at a Christmas party: red velvet and guava cake. On top was a tiny sugar snowman in the center.

The games related to the Disney theme. “Cinderella Shoe” required everyone to take off one of their shoes and put it in a bag. We were randomly given another student’s shoe and had to search for our “Cinderella.”

Once the activities were finished, we hit the dance floor. The lights were turned down low, and colorful lights filled the room. Loud music blasted from the stereos. Then for a moment, all attendees danced in unison to the “Cha Cha Slide.” Slow songs were played, too.

People who did not dance competed in a gingerbread house competition, held in the ballroom next door. Groups of students had to create the best-looking gingerbread house in 30 minutes. Some houses looked like they came straight out of a Candy Land game!

Winter Ball was fun, so if the event is scheduled again, make sure to pick up a contract! If you don’t, this spectacular event might be canceled like before due to a lack of participation.