Saturday, November 23, 2013

YWIE 2013

Young Women In Excellence (YWIE) is a night to celebrate the girls and their talents/accomplishment.  We encourage them to get a 10 hour project done from their Personal Progress book.  This year, we decided to use the Wizard of Oz theme as we encouraged them.  They were "following the yellow brick road" as their path to Personal Progress.  For 12 weeks I rewrote songs from The Wizard of Oz and performed them for the girls.  I also included a treat except on Fast Sundays.  It was challenging at times, but so worth it!  I called my one woman production
ODE TO PERSONAL PROGRESS....in 13 parts
Follow the links to weekly song:
 
Now we're finally ready for the big event.  First, the girls we celebrated that night along with Bishop Call.
The girls displayed their projects on those side tables.
Here's our "Dorothy" table
(our program is on the table too)
Our "Glinda and the Munchkins" table
Our "Scarecrow, Tinman and Cowardly Lion" table
Our dessert table
We made the treats that we had been giving to the girls over the past 12 weeks.  This included:
Oreo Truffle Brownies
Homemade Bread
Veggies & Dip
Oreo Truffles
Mini Pies
Circus Animal Cookies
Cinnamon Bun Popcorn
We also served lemonade and water for the drinks.

I just think it turned out so beautiful!!!
I wish I had a photo with all the food, but by the time the food was out - everyone was eating!!!
 Lots of candid shots of the evening!










 THANK YOU to all the leaders (and their spouses and children) who helped set up and tear down.  THANKS to all the girls for being so wonderful and talented!
Such a great evening!

1 comment:

dean's family said...

AMAZING!!!! As always. It looks beautiful! Your songs are adorably clever (just like you). The girls all look so happy. I miss my Islands Ward!