Big turnout at the Valentine’s Day dance, all got their ‘boogie on’

Stephanie Canto, Crier staff

Another year, another Saint Anselm Valentine’s Day Dance.

The Meelia Center put on their annual Valentine’s Day Dance for individuals with intellectual challenges and their families on Saturday, February 16th from 1 to 4pm.

People of every age from around the region gathered in the Carr Center to partake in Valentine’s crafts, dancing, and games.

The dance is decorated with splashes of pinks, reds, and whites by student volunteers and on-campus organizations who come together to make this day a memorable one for everyone involved.

From sororities to sports teams, the craft tables were stocked full of SAC students who were eager to entertain.

Some popular crafts included heart headbands, cards, heart caterpillars, and face paint.

Guests got to choose from over twenty different crafts to take home with them, but the main event was certainly the dancing.

There was never a dull moment on the dancefloor with great throwback music playing as well as current hits.

Snacks and refreshments were also provided near the seating area to take a break from dancing.

Sophomore Audrey McDonough said, “I just came as a guest to see what it was all about, but I had so much fun that I’ll definitely be volunteering next year!”

The Valentine’s Day dance is one of Saint Anselm College’s most unforgettable service events that will make you excited for next year.

If you did not volunteer this year, look out for emails from the Meelia Center in January 2020 to grab a craft of your own, or to just dance and have fun with the guests.

The spirit of Valentine’s Day comes into full view with this event.

It is a time to celebrate love of any form, and a big thank you goes out to everyone who devoted their Saturday afternoon to making people smile!

Stephanie Canto
SAC guest Sandy sits and talks with Abigail Carsten and Stephanie Canto (pictured right).