Volume LIIIMay 2006Number 2

Masonic Villages News

Dana Balmer (right) gets ready for the half-time show with friend Kaitlyn Kunkle.

The love of cheerleading took one Masonic Children's Home resident all the way to Hula Bowl 2006!

Masonic Children's Home resident Dana Balmer was nominated at cheerleading camp this summer to try out for the All American Cheer Team and was chosen to participate in the halftime show at this year's Hula Bowl in Honolulu.

On Jan. 15, Dana set off on a week-long adventure, accompanied by her coach and three fellow Elizabethtown Bears cheerleaders. The girls stayed at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa in O'ahu, where they had their daily practices in preparation for the Hula Bowl show on Jan. 21.

Dana was one of nearly 200 cheerleaders chosen to participate in the Hula Bowl halftime show. According to Dana, participating in this year's Hula Bowl was a great experience. During her free time, she was able to do some sightseeing and take in the Hawaiian culture, such as horseback riding along the beach and visiting Pearl Harbor.

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