Norwich Cadets Dance With Area Seniors at Valentine Ball

Office of CommunicationsCorps of Cadets, In Focus, Z2

February 12, 2015

The 28th Annual Valentine’s Day Ball was held last night at the Mayo Health Center in Northfield, Vermont, where Norwich University Cadets serve as escorts for residents of the retirement home. Big band music, dancing and fancy hors d’oeuvres add a festive spin to the night. “The residents look forward to this evening with great anticipation,” Mayo Activity Director Kim Marcotte told the Norwich Record last year. Adding pomp and circumstance to the ball, each resident is presented with a carnation, introduced, and then escorted through the arc of swords before being seated. Marcotte said conversation invariably marks the highlight of the evening for Mayo residents and Norwich cadets. “They share their life stories,” she said. “Some build lasting friendships.”

Text courtesy the Norwich Record alumni magazine. Photographs by Mark Collier, Norwich University Office of Communications

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