BY TOM FONTANA
The weather had finally warmed; the spring thaw seemed complete.
Nevertheless, Mountain View had a “Frozen” morning last Saturday, May 9, when lots of little girls were chillin’ with Elsa, the beautiful princess of icy mystical powers from the recent Disney animated movie.
From 9 to 11 a.m., females of a certain age (say, mostly under 10) enjoyed “Breakfast with Elsa” in the high school cafeteria, some accompanied by family members (even brothers!). The eggs-n-bacon event (with a yummy emphasis on delightfully decorated cupcakes) was part of the fundraising effort by the district to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.
Princess Elsa, wearing a gown of glassy blue and blizzard white, was portrayed by Mt. View senior Jolie Winemiller, who posed for photos with fans, read a “Frozen” storybook, and greeted all with a broad smile and deep dimples that would melt the heart of even the coldest prince.
The event was by reservation, and had an impressive turnout.
“We have about 65 kids and 50 parents here,” stated Jamie White, one of the event’s organizers, and a school guidance counselor. “The food was provided by the Nutrition Group, which prepares the food in our school cafeterias.”
An added attraction was fancy face painting by Abington Art Studio, with artists Diana Lombardi and Maria Veniamin handling the brushes.
Mountain View’s Relay For Life will be held Friday, May 29, from 2 to 10 p.m., when individuals and teams will walk or jog around the track behind the high school, supported by donations from friends, family and community organizations, to benefit the American Cancer Society.
The event will also feature food, games and information booths, a Survivors Lap for cancer survivors, and a Luminaria Ceremony to remember cancer victims with candlelight.
The public is invited to participate in Relay For Life. To register a team, make a donation, or for more information, contact event chairperson Donna Porter at 570-434-8546, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available on the Mt. View webstite: mvsd.net.