Mothers and sons share spotlight in Westminster

More than 200 mothers and sons enjoyed a precursor toMother's Daythis week at the annual Mother/Son Dance, hosted at Martin's of Westminster by the City of Westminster's Department of Recreation and Parks.

The gala included dinner, portraits, gifts and dancing — and one group of moms and sons from Hampstead who arrived in style in a stretch limousine.

Hunter Michael Green of Westminster said he was having fun spending time with his mom, Lisa, as he escorted her to a photo studio for a portrait while he sported a stylish "Blues Brothers" hat.

Niki Haschert, program specialist for the city's recreation department, and her son, Jacob, gave up their seats to a couple that showed up without a ticket. But they still enjoyed the evening together — mother and son shared their chicken dinners on their laps in the lobby.

The highlight of the evening was dancing — lots of it. Mothers and sons took to the floor for conga lines and DJ music, and there was even some break dancing by youngsters. No mothers attempted any floor spins on their heads, however.

Courtney Miller of Hampstead was escorted by her two sons, Jake and Luke. Luke, 8, is one member of a set of triplets — he said in two weeks his dad will be attending the Father/Daughter Dinner at Martin's with his two triplet sisters.

Jake and Luke had fun dancing with their mom — and they all got a workout with the "Y-M-C-A" song.

When the clock struck 9 p.m. it was time for the partygoers to call it a night, one they'd remember toMother's Dayand beyond — especially with some sore muscles from all that dancing.

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