Palmetto Senior High School PTSA members and guests were pampered by professional makeup artists from Laura Mercier at Bloomingdales in the Falls before the store opened on Oct. 16.
Sampling an array of the latest scents from Laura Mercier, attendees received free make-up applications with special previews of exclusive holiday products and gifts including citron body soufflé and almond coconut shimmer spray.
The event took place in the B’Happening Room at Bloomingdales where the group met for their monthly PTSA Board meeting. The meeting started with a welcome address from PTSA President Anna Hochkammer, who introduced Palmetto Senior High Principal Dr. Allison Harley.
Dr. Harley provided an administrative update, with an overview of upcoming school events. After reports from the PTSA vice presidents on the various initiatives and fundraisers underway, the meeting was adjourned.
The PTSA and school administrators had much to celebrate after a series of highly successful fundraisers in past weeks including “Drive 4 UR School,” sponsored by Gus Machado Ford of Kendall, the annual book fair and the Chipotle Mexican Grill fundraiser, all recording significant profits and greater attendance.
“When you work with Palmetto PTSA, this is what you get,” said Hochkammer of the consistent high turnout and support of students, parents and teachers at PTSAsponsored events.
At the end of the meeting, the Bloomingdales glam squad emerged to transform PTSA members and guests with the latest cosmetics from Laura Mercier. Beth Rosenstein, Bloomingdales general manager, and Megan Connelly, the store’s public relations manager, welcomed the group and announced that 10 percent of all purchases made that day at the store by attendees would be donated to Palmetto.
“The Board and PTSA members have worked hard this year,” said event organizer, Marian Hasty. “We wanted to do something special for them, and what better way to start the day than with complimentary makeovers.”
Funds generated by the event will help buy 50 more desktop computers for the school’s new testing facility in the Media Center.