High Point Community Foundation 2017 grant recipient organization, D-UP hosted its third annual Royal Celebration gala for students in its enrichment program, Thursday, November 30 at the Ritz Theater in High Point.
The students had participated in an Etiquette Bootcamp for two months and the gala event celebrated their success.
The students were picked up from their homes and transported to the event by limousines where they had their photos taken and enjoyed a sit-down three-course meal with servers who are students from High Point University School of Pharmacy in some elegant surroundings.
Members from the community who have either served with the D-UP children, supported them financially, or have a desire to partner in the future joining the program joined the students who had an opportunity to utilize the social skills practiced during Bootcamp. Community members included representatives of High Point University, Hayden Harman Foundation, Guilford County Resource and Referral, Woodforest National Bank, High Point City Council, United Way of Greater High Point, and J. H. Adams Inn, to name a few.
Entertainment was provided by Penn Griffin School for the Arts Acapella Club and Violin Duo. Ballroom dancing was one of the lessons from the Etiquette Bootcamp, and the students had an opportunity to display their new skills on the dance floor.
Christmas carols were sung and each child found gifts under a tree donated by Marines Toys for Tots. All students got Christmas pajamas and Christmas books, given from a drive sponsored by High Point University School of Pharmacy.
Certificates were awarded for completing the Etiquette Bootcamp, a program that covered topics such as: The Social Graces, First Impressions & Smooth Introductions, The Art of Communication, The Dining Experience, and, of course, Ballroom dancing.
High Point Community Foundation is happy to be a part of such a fun and rewarding evening.