We appreciate all of you who braved the 'possible' snow reports to attend our holiday party. The afternoon started with a bang and a song. The lip sync routines were fantastic! We had Jenna, Madelyn & Payton dancing to Party In The USA; Amanda and Natalie with Evacuate the Dance Floor and a 'surprise' duo dancing to Bye Bye Bye (Amanda as Justin Timberlake and Mike). We had a slight glitch in the amp for one of the numbers but the dancers were pros and continued through almost all of their routine.
The finale was SO much fun! With only 2 rehearsals they did an abbreviated, simple version but fun nonetheless!
We even had a few last minute dancers come up from the audience to join our Thriller routine.
Judges Michael Mohn and Gay Sheridan were fabulous and had such a hard time judging that it was decided all participants would receive beautiful dog tags with a musical note on one side and "2010 Archway lip sync participant" etched on the other. *Check out the video at the end of this post!
The food was fabulous and the auction a great success. We had many unique or one-of-a-kind items. We even had a donated saddle! Many gift baskets were available and some fun gifts of service like a week's worth of dog watching donated by Kelsey Cordell.
Thank you all who donated items or time to make our holiday party such a huge success. Thanks also to our hard working team of 'elves' named below.
We truly appreciate your business and look foward to a winning 2010!
A big THANK YOU shout out to:
Ricardo (mmm, mmm good chili!)
Kevin Goyena (Thriller choreographer & teacher)
Jordan Payton & Jenna
Everyone who donated appetitizers, drink & food for the feast
Amanda & Melani for spending hours hanging the garland
all our staff who cleaned, swept, hung, decorated and in general
WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND!!