Winter Royale Gala
Thacher parents hosted a delightful evening of casino games, dancing, and fund-raising on February 8 at the Blue Hills Country Club. Latin music performed by Mario Santiago and Hilary Noble’s Trio Radio Mambo started the evening on a particularly festive note. Grant Thayer of Casino Night Boston donated an incredible custom casino experience complete with hand-crafted game tables and professional dealers.
Dozens of volunteers rallied together under the direction of the Winter Royale Committee: Caro Bihldorff, Denice Kresker, Sayjal Menon, Laura Kerivan, Laura Satterfield, Erin Parsekian, Jess McDaniel and Vanessa Holroyd. Special thanks to all our volunteers (especially Hercules Lobo and Laura Satterfield who sold raffle tickets all evening).
Generous donations from parents, local businesses, friends-of-Thacher, and staff provided an abundance of entertainment and prizes. Most party-goers went home with a bottle of wine from the ever-popular wine-pull; one lucky winner won a rare $500.00 bottle! Erich Doubek’s clever graphic designs captured everyone’s attention, and class projects (organized by parents and created by students) provided the pièce de résistance, making the party a true community-building event.