19th annual ‘Let’s Glow’ Cupid’s Ball shines bright for area girls


Anayah Gilmore, 9, center, sings along to the music on the dance floor of the 19th annual “Let’s Glow” Cupid’s Ball sponsored by the Women’s Service League of Sedalia Saturday night in the Smith-Cotton High School cafeteria. Anayah was attending the ball with her father Joshua Gilmore, of Sedalia. She is joined by her friends, Emma Lane, 12, left, who came with her father Daniel Bridges, and Lashyia Staten, 9, right, who came with her father Cornell Staten. This was Anayah’s fifth time to attend the event. “It gets better all the time,” her father said.


Peyton Martin, 9, of La Monte, selects a pair of glow-stick glasses at the Cupid’s Ball dance Saturday evening hosted at SCHS. Peyton was attending the event with her step-father Coty Comfort. Cupid’s Ball Chairwomen Lindsey Benbrook and Candi Snyder said the event was sold out with 225 girls. “It’s phenomenal,” Snyder added. “We’re so excited.”


Tim Proctor, of Sedalia, twirls his daughter Mariah, 8, as they dance to the song “You Give Love a Bad Name” by Bon Jovi Saturday night at the 19th annual Cupid’s Ball. “We’re having a great time,” he said. “It’s awesome.”


Maria Mergen, right, a volunteer from Sacred Heart School, places wrist flower balloons on Ava Edgar, 11, center, and her friend Paris Hammer, 11, at Cupid’s Ball Saturday evening. Paris was attending the event with her father Florian Hammer, of Sedalia, and Ava was with her grandfather Randy Gahring, of Cole Camp.


Lauren Homan, 9, and her sister Grace Homan, 6, center, pose to have their photo taken by Women Service League member Susan Mergen while they were at the refreshment table during Cupid’s Ball Saturday evening. The girls were attending the annual event with their father Eric Homan.


Claire Snell, 5, was dancing with swirling balloons Saturday evening to the tune of “We Like To Move It, Move It” during the 19th annual Cupid’s Ball hosted by the Women’s Service League of Sedalia. Claire’s father Brandon Snell, of Sedalia, said it was her second time to attend the event. “It’s an awesome night,” he added. “It’s interesting.”


The dance floor was filled Saturday evening at the 19th annual “Let’s Glow” Cupid’s Ball as girls and their escorts danced to the popular song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silentó.


Anayah Gilmore, 9, center, sings along to the music on the dance floor of the 19th annual “Let’s Glow” Cupid’s Ball sponsored by the Women’s Service League of Sedalia Saturday night in the Smith-Cotton High School cafeteria. Anayah was attending the ball with her father Joshua Gilmore, of Sedalia. She is joined by her friends, Emma Lane, 12, left, who came with her father Daniel Bridges, and Lashyia Staten, 9, right, who came with her father Cornell Staten. This was Anayah’s fifth time to attend the event. “It gets better all the time,” her father said.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_TSD022216CupidsBall-1.jpgAnayah Gilmore, 9, center, sings along to the music on the dance floor of the 19th annual “Let’s Glow” Cupid’s Ball sponsored by the Women’s Service League of Sedalia Saturday night in the Smith-Cotton High School cafeteria. Anayah was attending the ball with her father Joshua Gilmore, of Sedalia. She is joined by her friends, Emma Lane, 12, left, who came with her father Daniel Bridges, and Lashyia Staten, 9, right, who came with her father Cornell Staten. This was Anayah’s fifth time to attend the event. “It gets better all the time,” her father said.

Peyton Martin, 9, of La Monte, selects a pair of glow-stick glasses at the Cupid’s Ball dance Saturday evening hosted at SCHS. Peyton was attending the event with her step-father Coty Comfort. Cupid’s Ball Chairwomen Lindsey Benbrook and Candi Snyder said the event was sold out with 225 girls. “It’s phenomenal,” Snyder added. “We’re so excited.”
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_TSD022216CupidsBall-2.jpgPeyton Martin, 9, of La Monte, selects a pair of glow-stick glasses at the Cupid’s Ball dance Saturday evening hosted at SCHS. Peyton was attending the event with her step-father Coty Comfort. Cupid’s Ball Chairwomen Lindsey Benbrook and Candi Snyder said the event was sold out with 225 girls. “It’s phenomenal,” Snyder added. “We’re so excited.”

Tim Proctor, of Sedalia, twirls his daughter Mariah, 8, as they dance to the song “You Give Love a Bad Name” by Bon Jovi Saturday night at the 19th annual Cupid’s Ball. “We’re having a great time,” he said. “It’s awesome.”
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_TSD022216CupidsBall-3.jpgTim Proctor, of Sedalia, twirls his daughter Mariah, 8, as they dance to the song “You Give Love a Bad Name” by Bon Jovi Saturday night at the 19th annual Cupid’s Ball. “We’re having a great time,” he said. “It’s awesome.”

Maria Mergen, right, a volunteer from Sacred Heart School, places wrist flower balloons on Ava Edgar, 11, center, and her friend Paris Hammer, 11, at Cupid’s Ball Saturday evening. Paris was attending the event with her father Florian Hammer, of Sedalia, and Ava was with her grandfather Randy Gahring, of Cole Camp.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_TSD022216CupidsBall-4.jpgMaria Mergen, right, a volunteer from Sacred Heart School, places wrist flower balloons on Ava Edgar, 11, center, and her friend Paris Hammer, 11, at Cupid’s Ball Saturday evening. Paris was attending the event with her father Florian Hammer, of Sedalia, and Ava was with her grandfather Randy Gahring, of Cole Camp.

Lauren Homan, 9, and her sister Grace Homan, 6, center, pose to have their photo taken by Women Service League member Susan Mergen while they were at the refreshment table during Cupid’s Ball Saturday evening. The girls were attending the annual event with their father Eric Homan.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_TSD022216CupidsBall-5.jpgLauren Homan, 9, and her sister Grace Homan, 6, center, pose to have their photo taken by Women Service League member Susan Mergen while they were at the refreshment table during Cupid’s Ball Saturday evening. The girls were attending the annual event with their father Eric Homan.

Claire Snell, 5, was dancing with swirling balloons Saturday evening to the tune of “We Like To Move It, Move It” during the 19th annual Cupid’s Ball hosted by the Women’s Service League of Sedalia. Claire’s father Brandon Snell, of Sedalia, said it was her second time to attend the event. “It’s an awesome night,” he added. “It’s interesting.”
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_TSD022216CupidsBall-6.jpgClaire Snell, 5, was dancing with swirling balloons Saturday evening to the tune of “We Like To Move It, Move It” during the 19th annual Cupid’s Ball hosted by the Women’s Service League of Sedalia. Claire’s father Brandon Snell, of Sedalia, said it was her second time to attend the event. “It’s an awesome night,” he added. “It’s interesting.”

The dance floor was filled Saturday evening at the 19th annual “Let’s Glow” Cupid’s Ball as girls and their escorts danced to the popular song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silentó.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_TSD022216CupidsBall-7.jpgThe dance floor was filled Saturday evening at the 19th annual “Let’s Glow” Cupid’s Ball as girls and their escorts danced to the popular song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silentó.

Anayah Gilmore, 9, center, sings along to the music on the dance floor of the 19th annual “Let’s Glow” Cupid’s Ball sponsored by the Women’s Service League of Sedalia Saturday night in the Smith-Cotton High School cafeteria. Anayah was attending the ball with her father Joshua Gilmore, of Sedalia. She is joined by her friends, Emma Lane, 12, left, who came with her father Daniel Bridges, and Lashyia Staten, 9, right, who came with her father Cornell Staten. This was Anayah’s fifth time to attend the event. “It gets better all the time,” her father said.

Peyton Martin, 9, of La Monte, selects a pair of glow-stick glasses at the Cupid’s Ball dance Saturday evening hosted at SCHS. Peyton was attending the event with her step-father Coty Comfort. Cupid’s Ball Chairwomen Lindsey Benbrook and Candi Snyder said the event was sold out with 225 girls. “It’s phenomenal,” Snyder added. “We’re so excited.”

Tim Proctor, of Sedalia, twirls his daughter Mariah, 8, as they dance to the song “You Give Love a Bad Name” by Bon Jovi Saturday night at the 19th annual Cupid’s Ball. “We’re having a great time,” he said. “It’s awesome.”

Maria Mergen, right, a volunteer from Sacred Heart School, places wrist flower balloons on Ava Edgar, 11, center, and her friend Paris Hammer, 11, at Cupid’s Ball Saturday evening. Paris was attending the event with her father Florian Hammer, of Sedalia, and Ava was with her grandfather Randy Gahring, of Cole Camp.

Lauren Homan, 9, and her sister Grace Homan, 6, center, pose to have their photo taken by Women Service League member Susan Mergen while they were at the refreshment table during Cupid’s Ball Saturday evening. The girls were attending the annual event with their father Eric Homan.

Claire Snell, 5, was dancing with swirling balloons Saturday evening to the tune of “We Like To Move It, Move It” during the 19th annual Cupid’s Ball hosted by the Women’s Service League of Sedalia. Claire’s father Brandon Snell, of Sedalia, said it was her second time to attend the event. “It’s an awesome night,” he added. “It’s interesting.”

The dance floor was filled Saturday evening at the 19th annual “Let’s Glow” Cupid’s Ball as girls and their escorts danced to the popular song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silentó.

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