Melanie’s Sweet Sixteen: A Day to Remember

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Melanie’s Sweet Sixteen: A Day to Remember

By Angela Barbosa

Dressed to impress, Melanie Rivas walked into the room ready to celebrate her milestone birthday with family and friends on the evening of June 18.

Proud mom Doris Fernandez and stepfather Dany Almonte were not shy to show their love for Melanie, organizing an outdoor gathering at their home with all the details a girl could dream to have on her Sweet Sixteen celebration – a gorgeous dress, beautiful décor by Diva Baking, a DJ, delicious food, and lots of friends and family to witness her official passage into early adulthood.

A Danbury High School student entering her junior year, Melanie is certainly admired by her fellow school peers and her family.

In the words of her cousins Juan Nunez and Carlos Rodriguez, “determination” is the word that best describes Melanie.

“She likes to get things done and she never gives up.” That paired up with a “passion for shopping and always looking her best,” they concluded.

Happy Sweet Sixteen, Melanie! As Psalm 20:4 says, “May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.”


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June 23, 2017

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