A little bit of Disney magic came to the Barriere High School’s Grad Fashion Show this year.
Jody Schilling, chair of Barriere Secondary’s Dry Grad Committee, said the graduates put on a real show for the audience last Thursday, May 5. The first half of the night saw re-enactments of some classic Disney scenes while on the runway, the graduates pacing back and forth. for songs from Disney movies.
“It actually evolved from a traditional fashion show. The bottom line is we have our hosts on the couch trying to decide what movies to see on Disney Plus,” said Schilling. “In the second half, we had a fashion show using Disney songs with the graduates dressed up with their own talents.”
Nineteen graduates participated in the event which attracted 180 people. Between ticket sales and silent auctions, using 35 donated items from local businesses, Schilling said the graduates raised $3,800 on top of the $14,000 they had raised through other fundraising events.
He said the graduates really enjoyed the opportunity to perform, with smiles on their faces on stage and backstage.
“It’s been a few years that we haven’t been able to do a fashion show, just because of COVID, so it’s well received. It’s kind of a tradition in Barriere, graduates do this, and people look forward to it. It was an entertaining night and I got a lot of comments after that people really enjoyed it.”
Wanda Nystoruk said they appreciate all donations of goods to the auction and generous bidders.
“We only had about three weeks to put it together because the COVID rules changed which allowed us to do so,” he said in an email. “They did amazingly. Lots of laughter. Lots of cheering. Big applause. Very pleasant.”
Schilling says the graduate class will head to Revelstoke after graduation for a day of rafting. The rest of the money will be used to pay for the rental of suits and clothes for dinner and dancing.
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