By Colby Klein, Berkshire Residential Staff
The Berkshire Center’s Student Senate did a great job planning and decorating for the Annual Valentine’s Day Dance, which was located on the third level of 40 Main Street this year. The Student Senate divided off a section by the end door for their “DJ Booth,” and made room for a dance floor.
Students volunteered to help set up the sound system and test it out ahead of time so things would run smoothly during the Dance. Once students began arriving, The Senate President and Multimedia Manager and Advisor kept the music going and took requests from students.
Student’s had a lot of fun dancing and getting rid of some of that cabin fever energy. The senate hosted several games and activities, such as “Match the Heart”, the “Paper Dance,” guess the number of jelly beans to win the bag and of course a 50/50 raffle to help raise money for the Senate, and other prizes.
The students raised almost $50 with the help of staff and students selling tickets. A Magic Game emerged in the adjacent room for students that might experience sensory overload or prefer a quieter environment but still would enjoy socializing with other students at the Dance. Also, several students and even staff joined in on a fun game of Apples to Apples, while other students were dancing.
The planning paid off as many students showed up (more than 30), and the party went for hours. Everyone’s help, students and staff, made the dance possible. Keep up the good work and thank you everyone who volunteered their time helping with the Dance.