Winterfest Ball

Tyler Meinke, 18, of Cortland dances with Mrs. Claus (Toni Tricoli) at the Winterfest Dance held Wednesday.

The 17th annual Winterfest Dance for special needs students from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties was held Wednesday evening at Mahoning Country Club in Girard. Named Winterfest Prince was Nathan Smith, 16, a sophomore of McDonald with Trumbull County Educational Service Center, and Andrea West, 16, a sophomore at East High School in Youngstown, was named Winterfest Princess.

The dance had special needs students from the tri-county area enjoying dinner, music and celebrating the holiday season. Students from Champion, LaBrae, Lakeview, Lordtown, Mineral Ridge, Girard, Warren Harding and Trumbull Career and Technical Center attended.