Morning Madness Fashion Show Supports Safe Post-Prom Celebration


Long Beach High School’s auditorium stage was the setting for fancy formalwear on Jan. 31, when students stepped on stage as models in the Morning Madness Fashion Show. This annual fundraiser, organized by the Parent Teacher Student Association, is in its 26th year of supporting the substance-free Morning Madness post-prom celebration.

Morning Madness provides a safe and festive opportunity for seniors to enjoy the final hours of their prom night together at Dave and Busters of Westbury. Every year, students look forward to entering raffles that have become known to provide extraordinary prizes.

The fashion show was a collaborative effort that involved many classes, clubs, departments and staff members in the district. From fashion details to technological features and behind-the-scenes set-up, members of the Long Beach Public Schools and community came together to present another memorable, five-star event.

Members of the high school’s National Honor Society assisted volunteers from the PTSA and Morning Madness Committee. DollFace Cosmetics and Bonnie Stern from Mary Kay helped to get the students runway-ready, Maria Perrone worked with them on choreography and Adriane Glassberg served as model coordinator. The jazz band, under the direction of Marino Bragino, presented musical entertainment in the commons as guests entered the building. Food for the students was provided by Brixx and Barley.

Masters of ceremonies Kristen Abbott, Peter Mcquade, Sean Reilly and Bridget Van Well announced the models and described their attire. Gowns and tuxedos were provided courtesy of Sniders Formal Wear of Oceanside, Bridal Reflections of Massapequa and Carle Place and the Dessy Group of New York City.

This occasion is just one of the many efforts that the PTSA coordinates to make Morning Madness possible, and the group is still working toward its goal. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor or making a donation can contact Morning Madness Committee Co-Chair AnnMarie Scandole at