To the Editor:
The Spotlight Players and Spotlight Players Parents Association would like to thank the community for once again supporting the high school theater organization by “flocking” friends and family in town. From May 30 to June 13, pink flamingos have been dotting lawns in Verona.
Under cover of darkness (for the most part), hard-working teams of adults and students flew from lawn to lawn. Dedicated volunteers Andrea Anderson, Faith Brolly, Laurel Brolly, Leila Brolly, Rich Brolly, Andrew Conte, Maria Conte, Rob Conte, Zac Conte, Brian Egan, Keri Egan, Leah Egan, Olivia Egan, Dylan Frey, Mindy Frey, Pat Frey, Maryellen McHugh, Michael McHugh, Debbie Salanon, Michal Salanon, Beth Shorten, James Shorten and Steve Shorten set up creative displays on lawns. However, volunteer Jim Azarowicz went above and beyond. You may have seen his handiwork on Newman Avenue, pictured above. Unfortunately his extraordinary design had to be dismantled due to a rainstorm.
Thanks to the support of the community, the organization was able to provide scholarships to 11 seniors this year: Leila Brolly, Emma DePaul, Olivia Egan, Sofia Greco, Caitlyn Heimerle, Nolani Lloyd, Sophia Nunez, Maura Shea, Josephine Shust, James Shorten and Sarah Wynne. Additionally, fundraising dollars helped cover part of the cost of induction into the International Thespian Society for eligible members of the Spotlight Players. This years inductees were Aidian Azarowicz, Sophie Beaubouf, Nick Boake, Faith Brolly, Nic Canal, Fiona Church, Andrew Conte, Paige Cooney, Kaya Gumasyak, Arlen Halliday, Jack Huze, Nolani Lloyd, Grace McMahan, Julia Nogales, Lauren Ryan, Abby Shust, Luca Tedesco, Allyson Vasquez, Jossari Valverde and Serena Warner.
Flamingo flocks will return next spring. Until then, visit the group’s Facebook page to check out some magnificent flocks!
The Spotlight Players
Spotlight Players Parents Association