Spring formal king and queen

Youth First Texas held its Spring Formal on Saturday, May 25. About 100 youth attended from around North Texas including some from Denton and Tyler. The event was free and open to youth ages 14 to 22.

Dinner was provided by Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts in Dallas.

DJ Matt Purvis kicked off the dance shortly after the doors opened at 7 p.m. and kept it going until midnight.

The formal King and Queen of the Ball were crowned at 10 p.m. YFT board chair Chris Cognetta released the picture attached but not the names because both are under 18.

“I was excited that we were able to host this event on such short notice,” Cognetta said. “This would have never been possible without the resounding community support we have received in the past month.”

Among those supporting the event were members of the national Adam Lambert Fan Club who helped by sending items needed by the youth center. Local fan club member Rosie Roetto helped compile and distribute the list that is kept on amazon.com.

“We’ll see about expanding it next year,” he said. “We were surprised by the turnout and the support from the community.”