WAYNE – Both of the dances are in the books that were hosted by Wayne Elementary Boosters during the 2019-20 school year.
In mid-December, the Holiday Daughter Dance sold 350 tickets and raised over $6,600, both dance records. Recently this past Friday, the Sixth annual Valentine Son Dance showcased a dance for elementary boys in Wayne along with their mothers and mother-figures.
The theme in December was a “Hawaiian Luau” while the Friday, February 7 theme was “Surf’s Up”.
The dance raised $6,500 with 300 people attending where $3,700 came from the silent auction, the most ever from any dance. Over 100 businesses, organizations, parents and teachers donated auction items as more than 40 parents and kids donated food or time to help.
The evening offered dancing to tunes by PinMonkey Entertainment, a photo booth by Laura Robinett, candid photos by Sue Hansen, two chocolate fountains, special punch and various desserts. Leis were handed out to every guest, thanks to Roeber Repair LLC.
Sixth grader Drew Miller won the raffle for Husker football tickets donated by Dave and Kaki Ley and first grader Mason Rhods won the raffle for the 5-foot-tall inflatable t-rex donated by Mr. Hoskins and the sixth-grade teachers.
Six years ago, WEB started hosting dances twice a year. Since then they have raised a combined total of $64,000 to support Wayne elementary. WEB has already spent $10,000 this school year on a variety of resources.
Moving forward, WEB will expand a literacy program, bring in more exciting speakers and provide a free book to every student to kick off summer reading in May. WEB would also like to thank everyone in the community for their support.
For more info, like Wayne Elementary Boosters on Facebook or visit www.wayneweb.org. Join WEB at their next meeting on Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. from the elementary library on the third floor.