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Union Catholic's Glamour Gals help students get ready for the prom

 
By Jim Lambert

Union Catholic’s Glamour Gals Club continued to make its presence felt on Friday when several members of the club went to Horizon High School in Livingston to help students get ready for their prom.

Horizon High School, which serves students aged 14-21 with multiple disabilities, is a branch of the Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey.

The Glamour Gals from UC who took part in the event were Juliana Cerqueira, Shay Gutkowski, Rhiannon Ierardi, Kimberly Huaringa, Cianna Brown, Angela Amaru, Oreoluwa Asenuga, and Concepcion Howard-Perez. The club is under the direction of co-moderators Mrs. Kristen Angelo and Mrs. Michele Donegan, who also took the trip.

“Every year we go to Horizon High School and do their hair and makeup and get them ready for the prom,’’ said Mrs. Angelo. “The prom is a huge party in the cafeteria of the school with music, food, dancing and more. We attend each year and it is a blast. It’s so nice to help people and see how happy they are when we help them.’’

The Glamour Gals, who have made their presence felt in the community for several years, are a national, non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and organize teen volunteers to provide ongoing companionship and complimentary makeovers and manicures to women living in senior homes. The UC members consistently attend group visits to multiple nursing homes, and they generously contribute their time and talent to the various service trips.

The members of UC’s Glamour Gals get a lot of satisfaction helping people.

“I think it’s great to be able to help people and get them ready for the prom,’’ said Cerqueira, a freshman. “There’s nothing better than putting a smile on someone’s face. I’m so glad I joined this club.’’
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