Class of 2016 takes over Cupid’s Cafe

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Photo Credit: Christina Howie

Cupid’s Cafe will be held on February 18th at 7:30 in the high school cafeteria

by Christina Howie, Staff Writer

On Thursday, Jan. 8, the Class of 2016 officers held a meeting to discuss the much-anticipated Cupid’s Café, a Valentine’s Day themed cabaret style evening, which will be held at Glen Rock High School on Feb. 18.

Cupid’s Café is a mellower version of coffee house performances. During this love-themed evening, students are able to perform without the use of amps. Usually one keyboard is set up for the whole night.

The Class of 2014 came up with the idea during its sophomore year as a fundraising tool; however, now that tit has graduated, the torch has been passed.

“We took interest in Cupid’s Café after we saw how successful it had been for the Class of 2014 and wanted to carry on the tradition that they had established,” said Juliana Roddy, the corresponding secretary for the Class of 2016.

The class officers have received some guidance from Mrs. Ann Comarato, who was previously a class adviser for the Class of 2014.

“I have spoken with Mrs. Davitt and recommended the things that worked for us,” Comarato said. “Advertising with posters and announcements helps and it is also posted on the school calendar and the class Facebook page. It is really a fun, intimate night of great songs and performers.”

Along with this, she has also given pointers in set-up, ticket prices and how to successfully carry out the entire evening.

Our goal in taking over this event is to carry on the tradition that the Class of 2014 created and hopefully find new things to add and improve that will make the event even better.”

— Juliana Roddy, junior

“I was told to make as many cheesy jokes for the hosts to read as you can because people will always love it,” said Adam Donatuccio, the president of the Class of 2016. “Also, to make sure that everyone who is performing has rehearsed and is all ready to go.”

“Most of our officers dove right in, enthusiastically taking on such tasks as promoting the event, signing up the talent, and making sure we have goodies to sell and eat,” said Mrs. Rochelle Forstot, a class adviser for the Class of 2016.

Although the officers are interested in putting their own twist on the evening, they don’t want to deviate from the original set up.

“We don’t want to change anything. We like the way it runs and the whole concept of the event,” recording secretary Julia Gaffey said. “I, along with the other officers, intend to keep the evening running smoothly so that it’s fun for everyone.”

The main goal for the class officers and advisers is to raise money and exemplify unity throughout the junior class.

“Our goal in taking over this event is to carry on the tradition that the Class of 2014 created and hopefully find new things to add and improve that will make the event even better,” Roddy said.

“We just want to make a lot of money for the class and we want it to go smoothly and have a great show,” added Kaitlin Stansel, the treasurer.

Next week there will be another meeting to discuss progress of Cupid’s Café along with other upcoming events, such as the Christopher Barron fundraiser, the teacher talent show and junior prom.