Stella Agee always wanted to visit Disney World but didn’t get the chance until she was 89. That’s when she got to dance with Mickey Mouse, at a ‘Disney Dreams’ gala party at the Joseph C. Thomas Center.
“I danced with him and I would again, if he asked me,” a beaming Agee said at the end of an exciting evening filled with enchanted princesses, a splendid three tiered cake and fireworks. Many of the 85 residents danced with members of the Glenvar High School Football Team and piano student volunteers, to live music as well as a DJ playing favorite 1960s tunes, and more.
The April 28 event was inspired in part by Agee’s wish on her bucket list. “She didn’t have children so she didn’t get to go to Disney World,” JCT Life Enrichment Coordinator Bev Adams explained. So Adams brought Disney World to her residents, starting with a Lego version of Cinderella’s castle in the lobby.