Parents from Belleville School No. 3 dressed as Pink Ladies to celebrate a 1950s rock and roll theme for a tricky tray fundraiser held last week.
The banquet room was transformed into a sock hop and the event turned into "Happy Days" when lots of bidders showed up to win baskets to raise money for the school.
Money raised from the event will be used to pay for equipment for the students.
Gabrielle Bennett-Meany is the School #3 Home and School Association president. She and her association officers all dressed like the Pink Ladies from the classic 50s musical “Grease” while volunteering at the tricky tray.
But Bennett-Meany grew serious as she spoke passionately of the night’s real goals, "We want to raise as much as possible tonight, so we can
again help our students. Last year we were abled to purchase flat
screens for every classroom.”
Support for the event came from other home and schoolassociations, with most presidents present and accounted for, and local political leaders, including Councilman Steve Rovell and School Board trustees Bill Freda and John Rivera.
Though the totals were still being tallied, Bennett-Meany called the evening a big success and said they raised enough money to help the school purchase important resources for its students.