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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
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    • PHOTO GALLERY: 2012 YMCA Y-PALS Banquet

    • The banquet hall of the Chillicothe Elks Lodge became an enchanted forest Saturday evening, with individuals such as Rupunzel, Snow White and Harry Potter tending to the 140 guests attending the annual celebrity waiter dinner and auction. Although final figures have yet to be tallied, it is anticipated that the event will have raised around $8,500 for the Y-PALS mentoring program. Y-PALS, administered through the Grand River Area Family YMCA, matches children from 6 to 14 years of age in need of a positive adult role model, with a caring adult. The program provides regularly-scheduled activities so that these children, through one-on-one interaction with the adult volunteer, will receive guidance, a wider variety of appropriate life experiences, and opportunities for friendship and companionship. With the theme of “An Enchanted Evening in the Forest,” 33 community members dressed as fabled characters, such as Rupunzel, Robin Hood, the Keebler Elf, Beauty (Belle) and the Beast, Shrek, Puss in Boots, Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, Lady Guinevere, Harry Potter, the Smurfs, the Fairy Godmother, and more, to entertain the guests. 

      Posted Apr. 5, 2012