A Cinderella Story for Long Beach High School Seniors
For the last seven years, Long Beach High School has been hosting its senior prom at Chateau Briand in Carle Place, NY. This year, the school contacted Joe Mandaro (director of corporate events at Chateau Briand) to inform him that they may not be able to afford the event due to the hardships faced from Superstorm Sandy and to see if anything could be done to afford the students their right of passage.
Joe Mandaro met with owners Anthony & Victor Scotto to discuss the situation which led to the decision that Scotto Brothers will host the Long Beach High School Senior Prom as compliments in an effort to help those in need.
The directors, students and families of Long Beach High School are very grateful for this donation. In addition to the prom, Victoria Scotto (sales manager at Chateau Briand) is coordinating a Prom Dress Event scheduled for Thursday April 18, 2013 where Long Beach High School seniors can attend and select a dress plus accessories to wear to their prom. There will also be raffles and prizes for hair, make-up and salon services; plus, Victoria is currently looking for tuxedo rental donations so that the guys attending the prom are taken care of as well.
Since the announcement of donation, many businesses and individuals have offered their services to help the students complete their special day. Current vendors involved include:
Pedestals Florist: Prom decor and centerpieces
Bridal Reflections: donating new gowns
Estelle's Dressy Dresses: donating accessories
Bloomingdale's: donating accessories
Rent The Runway: donating gift card for raffle
Thomas Knoell: donating jewelry for raffle
Carolee Jewelry: donating jewelry
Porcelain Brides: donating gift certificate for hair & make-up
Frippery Jewelry: donating jewelry & accessories
Denise Leli Headpieces: donating jewelry & styling services
Cactus Salon: donating gift for raffle