by Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications | June 28, 2017
If a picture is worth a thousand words, I wonder how many Hero Wooching expressed as she delighted our Residents with a performance of several Polynesian dances at our luau this afternoon. My guess would be a million based on the incredible combination of gentle hand waves and quick hip action she displayed!
Prior to her performance, Mother Theresa Louisa, the mother of our Home and Hero’s aunt, proudly introduced her niece to each of our Residents. Taking breaks between bites of the scrumptious luau lunch prepared by our kitchen staff, the Residents really enjoyed meeting Hero and learning all about her studies at Berklee College of Music, Boston.
Following a delicious pineapple upside down cake for dessert, Hero moved to the front of our outdoor pavilion to begin her performance – and what a performance it was! Taking us on a journey through the Oceania islands via dance, Hero performed native dances of Hawaii, New Zealand, Tahiti, and Mother Theresa Louisa’s native country – Samoa.
As if dancing wasn’t talent enough, this girl can sing too! After catching her breath from such athletic dances, Hero used the broad range of her voice to perform an equally broad range of songs. From Sinatra to Lauryn Hill, each of them was just beautiful.
On behalf of all of our Residents, we would like to thank our activities department for preparing this special event and Hero for bringing a bit island magic to Scranton.
Until Next Time,