SPAC Junior Committee Shows How It’s Done! Photos by Heather Bohm-Tallman Photography
SARATOGA SPRINGS – It’s Saturday night, and the weather is awful… So, how ’bout a side trip to Morocco?
Apparently, quite a few people said “What a great idea!”. In fact, an SRO crowd of exactly 504 individuals were of a like mind on the evening of March 4th. Water the camels, hun, for we are Morocco-bound – by way of the Hall of Springs, courtesy of your travel guides – The SPAC Junior Committee. This Committee is always challenged to out-do themselves; this year’s Committee did just that at the Annual SPAC Winter Ball!
““We are thrilled and grateful that more than 500 people came out to enjoy the Winter Ball and to support SPAC,” said Samantha Kercull, President of the Junior Committee. The Junior Committee does other stuff throughout the year, but this is their “Travers Day”. They were, as usual, large and in charge – completely organizing and presenting the fundraising event.
“Our goals for the Ball each and every year are to not only raise funds for SPAC’s incredible programming and educational activities, but to provide guests with a unique, festive and memorable evening,” Kercull continued. “Thanks to the creativity and hard work of our event co-chairs, and all of our dedicated Junior Committee members, we met those goals.”
They met those goals because they kept their eyes on the prize – a transformative guest experience. The type worthy of an association with SPAC – which provides those types of experiences several times every summer.
They also met those goals because they brought the fun and the funk. Or rather, they brought the band Funk Evolution, which begat said Funk.
Attention to detail. A million little things add up to one big thing – that transformative experience that allows you the “promoters high.” Occurring about a 1/2 hour into the event (when it’s too late to do anything anyway!), it is that warm euphoria that comes from knowing that all the nuances you had painfully and carefully put into place for months – like perfectly-spaced dominoes – are falling just the way you envisioned. And everybody in the room is as happy as you are.
“This event was a great kick-off to SPAC’s 2017 season.” Samantha Kercull concluded. For you stat fans, note that this year’s Winter Ball generated over $50,000 in funds to support SPAC’s programming and educational programs – the highest in the history of the event.
That, my friends, is called a Grade A+ Smash-ola! Congrats to everyone associated with this.
May 9, 2017