I couldn’t have been more honored and excited when my colleague Paula at Picture It Photo Booth invited me to volunteer at the Heavenly Ginger 6 Event held this past Tuesday at the Twin River Casino Event Center in Lincoln RI. This incredible organization is run by the parents, family and friends of two extraordinary young women Keri Anne O’Donnell who was lost in a devastating car crash, and Jessica Morris who was lost to ovarian cancer. All proceeds benefit “Jessie’s Dream” and “The Keri Anne O’Donnell Memorial Fund.” The scholarships granted from these charities help pay for lessons, workshops and even Broadway training for young talented individuals.
I was so proud that I could capture such an inspiration night, as businesses, performers, family and friends came together to raise thousands in a single night. Past scholarship recipients performed, along with local dance studios and workshops that both girls were once a part of. Winners of these scholarships have been given opportunities they might have never had. Some have even gone as far as becoming Disney Cruise Line performers, while others perfect their talents through the continuation of their education.
Take a look at some of the incredible performances, booths, raffle items, and more from this great night! Click Here to view the full gallery.