Friday, September 21, 2018
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Junior-senior prom Saturday

Public promenade planned before dance

A new event will be part of Gothenburg High School’s junior-senior prom this Saturday in the Dudley Elementary gymnasium.

At 8:30 p.m., the public can attend a promenade where prom couples will stroll across the performing arts center stage and their names be announced.

“It’s a new thing we are trying this year and we hope to see a lot of people there,” said prom sponsor Kris Epke.

To get ready for this year’s prom, the junior class will decorate the Dudley gym Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 6-9 p.m. each night. The theme is “Mysterioso.”

Saturday festivities begin with punch parties, from 5-6 p.m., at these homes:

Juniors will gather at the home of Roger and Carol Wahlgren at 2611 Ave. M.

Seniors will meet at the home of Jim and Judy Haver at 2118 Ave. M.

Group pictures for seniors will be at 5:15 p.m. and at 5:45 p.m. for juniors.

Sophomore servers will meet at the Dudley gym at 4:30 p.m. where they will perform a dance for parents and the public at 4:45 p.m.

Members of the community can view decorations in the school gymnasium from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and can watch prom goers arrive at the school, beginning at 6:15 p.m.

The banquet for juniors and seniors starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be catered by “The Main Course.”

A program during the banquet is planned that will include a senior video and a dance by the sophomore servers.

The promenade will begin at 8:30 p.m. in the performing arts center and professional photographs will be taken.

A dance is scheduled from 9 p.m.-midnight.Doors close at 10 p.m.

Before students enter the dance, they will be tested for alcohol consumption by a Breathalyzer machine.

Anyone who has been drinking alcohol will not be allowed into the event.

A post-prom party is planned at the school, from 12:30-4 a.m.

Juniors are asked to return to the school from 3-5 p.m. Sunday to clean up. Pizza and pop will be served at 4:30 p.m. The head count for pizza will be taken at 3:30 p.m.