Girl Scouts Plan For An Enchanted Ball

Submitted By Risa Weinberger

Featuring a color scheme of greens, blues, and purples, the scouts and their dads will enter an ethereal atmosphere filled with amazing underwater scenery at the Holy Trinity Banquet Hall on Friday evening, April 28. Doors will open for check-in at 6:30 p.m. Additionally, there may be some special underwater guests who will join in on the fun.

The annual dinner dance gala is a treasured event for many of the Stone Oak area Girl Scouts and their fathers.

“It’s a night to dress up and spend a special night with my daughter,” explained one dad. “We only get a short amount of time before our daughters are all grown up and won’t want to spend time with us anymore. This annual event is something we both look forward to every year.”

As in past years, this semi-formal dance and gala will include a dinner and a special dessert. The dance floor will be hopping with music by DJ Jovan Barrios. Instead of having a professional photographer, older Girl Scouts will be positioned at two photo stations and will assist with photos using the dads’ cameras or phones. No more waiting for printed photos. The committee sees this as a positive change for the father/daughter event.

Reservations are currently being accepted for the gala. Girl Scout leaders in Community “U” should have all the details. Information can also be found on the Community “U” Rallyhood website.

For those families not yet involved with Girl Scouts who may still want to attend, there is some space available. Girls from kindergarten to eighth grade are welcome to the ball, escorted by their fathers or a father figure in their lives. Contact Lucy Gutierrez at or Julie Steele to make arrangements to reserve your seat at the dinner table and your space on the dance floor.