A free fun filled “Under the Sea” theme night for persons with disabilities will be held Saturday, May 31, at the Inwood Ballroom located at Riverside Park in Spillville. A free night of food, dancing, games and prizes with a chance to meet new friends is an annual event sponsored by the Civic Improvement Association of Spillville, the Depot Outlet of Decorah and area businesses and churches. Besides financial support, many volunteers help make this a special evening for the disabled each year.
The 6th annual event is known to gather over a hundred people including their support staff who are 16 years old or older come to the annual free prom event that includes food, games and dancing for persons in the six-county area including Winneshiek, Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Chickasaw, and Howard. This is a very exciting time for these young individuals and memories that will last a lifetime. Invitations are distributed to the appropriate agencies such as Opportunity Homes, Spectrum and Mosaic/TASK.
Don’t forget your camera for this special prom event held each year at the Inwood Ballroom. The committee works hard to decorate each year in a different theme and have many places set up for photo opportunities. If you can help with donations or your time please contact the committee leaders listed below.
The event begins at 5:30 with a delicious dinner. This year the menu is Baked Fish, redskin potatoes, mixed vegetables, tossed salad, and Jell-O delight. Then it’s time for the partygoers to kick up their heels and dance to music by Blackout from 6:30-8:30. The evening ends with many entertaining games with prizes for all from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
To attend or if you would like to volunteer to help, call Sadie Wermers at 507-258-0558 or Cheryl Novak at 563-419-1614 by May 24 so they can plan meal and prizes please. Support staffs are invited for food and fun also. Indicate the number of persons attending and number of support staff attending.
Many volunteers and generous donations are made each year to make this event special, because that is what we do in northeast Iowa. We help our neighbors and those in need.