The Women’s League of Reading took their guests “Back to Prom” on Saturday January 26th when they hosted their annual Winter Gala and Silent Auction at the Crowne Plaza in Woburn. This event has been a tradition in the Reading community for decades and enables the Women’s League to raise money for charities, scholarships, and social needs in the Reading area. With the help of their corporate sponsors and generous donations from businesses in the community the league raised over $17,000 to disburse to local organizations. Past recipients include elder services, school PTOs, the police and fire department, college scholarships, the Reading Food Pantry, and Understanding Disabilities.
Over 200 guests attended the Gala, many of whom embraced the Prom theme and came dressed up in their favorite prom looks from years gone by. The newly renovated Crowne Plaza was the perfect back drop for a fun-filled night that included a buffet dinner, photobooth with prom themed props, DJ and dancing, balloon arch, and an impressive Silent Auction. Some of the more popular auction items included a Stowe Mountain Lodge Getaway, a ride to school in a police car, a State House Tour, an on-set experience at This Old House, and a signed Tuukka Rask Jersey. Having fun and being charitable were the order of the evening.