Unified Buddy Ball Overtakes Alvirne Cafeteria for Fifth Year

June 15, 2018



by Len Lathrop

As the school year draws to a close in about a week and a half, it was time again for the Buddy Ball. While the school was full by the 6:15 p.m. Grand March, the day had been busy for the ball goers, their partners, many parents and students getting the building and the guests prepared.

While the cafe was being transformed, so were the students who attended an afternoon of beauty, Cassandra Rousseau, Kiara Chase, Maggie Chesna and Annie Comtois, along with AHS staff, Debi Rapson, Jess Paeplow, Michele Martineau and Teagan Foskitt worked their magic with wonderful hairstyles and make-up application.

But preparations for the annual ball had been in the works for months and at a fever pace over the last several weeks.

There was a find-a-dress system set up with dresses and ensemble items coming from Catie’s Closet and Project Sparkle, as well as staff members and their friends donating dresses and accessories.

The floral students, under the direction of Sue Hill, floral instructor, designed and fashioned all the corsages and boutonnieres for the guests in attendance.

Now that everyone was decked out and the building had been made magical, food was in order. Principal Beals was caught with a mashed potato martini with all the fixings; hope Mrs. Beals did not catch him with that excessive calorie treat. Lynn Morin, Leslie Reven and Laura Morin outdid themselves creating a wonderful dining experience for of the attendees. Chef Lavery from Uno’s on Amherst in Nashua provided and served up the delicious pasta option.

A busy area was Marley’s Balloon Creations table out of Manchester as they turned balloons into any animal you could think of including unicorns. Alvirne alums DJ Jay Mallette and his lovely wife, Kimmy, spun the tunes that had all dancing up a storm and singing their hearts out.

Joining Hudson for the Buddy Ball were students and partners from Hudson, Nashua, Londonderry, Litchfield and Bow.