Merrie Mimics at The Movies
With a debut in 1953, Merrie Mimics is one of the oldest mystic societies in Montgomery, and this year at the 66th annual ball held this past September 7 at the Montgomery Country Club, “Merrie Mimics at the Movies” upheld tradition as the evening’s theme.
Those in attendance were taken to a “Hollywood Premier” for the night! Legendary movie soundtracks as iconic as the movies themselves set the tone, while decorations chairman, Michelle Shaw, carried the vision to fruition with a red carpet and vibrant entrance flanked by red drapery, life-size Oscar figurines, gorgeous red roses and a lighted movie real designed by co-decorations chairman, Brittnee Ward.
Scott Bowman served as the Master of Ceremonies of the Ball, and on behalf of the ladies of Merrie Mimics, began by introducing the Merrie Mimics Monkeys, who kicked off the ceremony with the tradition of rolling out the barrel. Dancing to “Footloose,” the Monkeys made their way down the red carpet in their best 80’s costumes, complete with fluorescent tutus, matching fish-net gloves and black masks.
The men of Merrie Mimics entered the ballroom to “Danger Zone,” from the movie Top Gun, looking very sharp in their tuxedos and aviator sunglasses, while members wearing traditional black gowns and black masks entered to the soundtrack from the Greatest Showman.
In 1987, another Hollywood classic was born when we learned that “no one puts Baby in the corner.” In keeping with that mantra, The Past Queens of Merrie Mimics walked the red carpet to “The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, followed by the true “soul sisters,” the 2019 Board and Officers of Merrie Mimics, who strutted down the red carpet to Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and Pink’s “Lady Marmalade.”
As the music played, the 2019 Queen of Merrie Mimics emerged with her escort wearing a gorgeous cream colored gown with gold appliqués, a simple tiara above her head and a beautiful rhinestone mask. Members and guests danced the night away to the sounds of Norris Dates & Power Surge.