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Sadies ‘18

The decorations for the night

Jaylee Cortes

The decorations for the night

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The only school dance of the year where social traditions are reversed and girls ask boys to the accompany them.

The name “Sadie Hawkins” originated from a famous cartoon, later turned into the musical Lil Abner. In this comic, for a designated day the women chase bachelors around town, and if caught, the men are obligated to marry their pursuers. Luckily for CO boys, they only had to ‘marry’ their partners temporarily for the night.

The annual Sadie Hawkins dance was held Friday, Feb. 23, inside and around the gym. This year ASB decided to throw away a theme and stick to games, food and, of course, fun.

Traditionally, the pair, group of friends or couple who attended the dance together matched head to toe for the one night event. Without a set theme, pairs got creative and picked one-of-a-kind ideas, such as Alien Hunters, Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Dr.Seuss’ Cat in the Hat and Georgie from the hit movie It.

This year ASB did an amazing job in including an array of games, food and picture opportunities.

Yearbook, Spanish club, and Anime Club sponsored booths at Sadies.

However, the attendance was lower than the previous year because of the competition cheer team performance at nationals and rehearsal for the musical.

One of the more popular and crowded attractions was the Xtreme Lazer Tag. The wait was over an hour long for ten minutes of shooting in a group of six with lasers in a inflated tent.

Another popular attraction was the Hamster Ball Race. Two students each entered gigantic hamster balls through openings facing towards the bottom. The two begin to race in the balls, which floated on water to the end of the track and back.

Two other popular inflated games were Twister and a Wipe Out-themed obstacle course inside the gym.

A DJ provided banger music. Many students joined in group dances with the songs “Cupid Shuffle” and “Electric Slide.”

Of course, would it be a real Sadies experience if you didn’t get married? It’s not real, of course. Mr. Bud Harte married students under Charter Oak Matrimony, exchanging candy ring pops with one another and ended the shortened ceremony by popping a balloon.

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The line waiting for Harte to pronounce students man and waffle.

With all of these busy attractions, there were amazing photo opportunities provided by ASB and Yearbook to remember the terrific night.

Although the night was extremely cold, the night was a success spent with a large group of friends. There might not have been a lot to do, but there definitely were people to keep you busy.

Here’s to next year and many years to come.

 

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