April always brings special rites of passage and treasured annual traditions for Boston Higashi. Our Formal Dance, Graduation and Emergence Brunch are always poignant times of great reflection and joyous celebration. These events make us take time from our busy schedules to pause and ponder how swiftly time passes.
Over 400 members of our Higashi Community gathered at Lombardo's in Randolph on April 9th to celebrate the next phase of the journey for our eight graduates at our 2015 Formal Dance. The graduates arrived in style in two limousines, and although the weather was rainy, the smiles of all inside brought hopeful rays of light even the sun could not match! The ballroom was awash in blues and purples as our graduates made their grand entrances, pausing to present flowers to their mothers or a special staff member. After receiving their well-deserved diplomas, it was time to celebrate with food and dancing!
The presence of so many alumni at our Formal Dance, and at so many other Higashi events throughout the year, is a true testament to the community that continues to thrive, even after graduation. We hope to see our new graduates at many events to come, and know that even as they embark on their separate journeys, they will always remain stitched together, a part of the fabric that makes up our "Higashi Family."
Photos from Formal Dance and Graduation can be found on our Higashi Facebook page.