"Kevin chose [the theme] because he thought we'd all be tired of the winter time," said Carolyn O'Keefe, referring to her husband, with whom she was chairing the event. "We thought everybody needed a little pick-me-up."
Jonathan Melnick, Melnick Auctioneers owner, and Monica Ryan, Science and Engineering Services purchasing agent, faithfully followed instructions from Arthur Murray Dance teachers.
Denise Wright, Cristin Lambros legal assistant; Mark Caplan, The Time Group president, and his wife, Linda, nervously fortified themselves at the bar, swearing they would join the class shortly.
"I have three left feet. But, I think my wife is going to try and get me out there," said Center volunteer Tony Pagnotti with a chuckle.
Meanwhile, Catholic Charities executive director Hal Smith surveyed the scene and said: "This is really a transformational place. People come here to change their lives and go in a completely different direction. But I've never seen it physically transformed the way that it is tonight."
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