A lot of people say that when mom isn’t happy, no one’s happy. In that case everyone owes a deal of gratitude to the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors for Saturday night’s mom-pleasing Mom Prom.
The Mom Prom was more successful than its planners had hoped, according to event co-chair Bobbie Morse. After they had planned on about 75 guests showing up, nearly 100 local ladies of all ages filled the tables, dance floor and bar of the Duck Inn’s Mediterranean Room.
“It was just a fundraiser we wanted to do, ” Morse said. “We didn’t think it would turn out like this. ”
Rachel Dean was not only emcee for the event and one of the Ambassadors bringing the event to Havre, but was attending and participating as a mother of two herself.
She too was surprised by the response.
“I’m so thrilled to so many women dressing up, coming out to look and feel their best, ” Dean said.
Throughout the event women of multiple generations mixed, mingled and unwound. At one table a local, Kaela Melgren, sat with her mother Ranae Melgren, and both were excited by the evening organized for them.
“It’s about time Havre have something like this for women, ” Kaela said, her mother agreeing.
“I think they should keep it up, ” Ranae added. “I’m having a great time. ”
The event was not just a great time for those participating in the festivities, but also for the beneficiaries of their fun.
Morse said that the event, while fun, was also about getting some money together for some of the Chamber Ambassadors upcoming winter programs, including their annual Lunch with Santa and a program to provide Christmas trees to family’s that may not otherwise be able to afford them.
The main source of that income came from two walls of donated gift collections that were put up for silent auction.
After the unanticipated success of the Mom Prom this year, the Ambassadors feel they might be on to something here.
“I full expect you will be seeing us again next year, ” Dean said.