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Mountain Ridge holds annual sweethearts’ ball

Article Date: 
21 February, 2014 (All day)

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”  –Plato
What does music do for a community?  It makes for a wonderful evening full of memories.  It combines past memories and newly made memories, bringing folks together. 
Bonneville High School has supported Mountain Ridge Assisted Living with their annual sweetheart ball for the last six years, joining generations and bringing so much life and joy to the evening.
Mountain Ridge Life Enrichment Director Cheryl Schmid works hard to make sure the event is reminiscent of the dances that our residents enjoyed in their youth.  
“Having the BHS class officers take the time to decorate the ballroom the day before creates so much excitement and buzz about the event, they really start looking forward to that night,” said Schmid.  
“We were also lucky enough to have the cheerleaders from South Ogden Junior High this year.  They came earlier in the day and offered salon services of doing hair and make-up so that everyone looked their best,” continued Schmid.  
Weber State University made corsages and boutonnieres for all of our residents and happily pinned each person as they arrived.  The ages ranged from 2 to 102 and every year in between, enjoying the company of one another and the opportunity to fill their dance card one more time.
“Ron Ross Band” played all night with favorites from Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman.  “The friends we have and the new friends we made this night will always warm our hearts and have given us new life for the days to follow.”
If your loved one needs a day to enjoy friends in their age group, Mountain Ridge offers free day stays on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Pre-registration is required, but it can help give caregivers some respite as well.