Fairfield to hold prom Saturday
A magical night full of fairytale fun will be in store at Fairfield High School’s “Once Upon a Night” themed prom, set for Saturday at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.
The prom parade, featuring unique vehicles, will begin at 8 p.m. and leave from the high school on a route toward the convention center. Amy Megrath, prom coordinator, said the parade usually lasts from an hour to an hour and a half, and students can begin lining up with their vehicles around 7:15 p.m. She added the dance begins at 9 p.m.
Family and friends can watch prom guests arrive at the convention center, said Megrath. Bleachers will be set up, and seats will be awarded on a first come-first serve basis.
The junior class has been working diligently to help plan the dance, added Megrath. Many of the students that help are also very involved with other activities in school, and are willing to sacrifice their time to have a successful prom.
The dance ends at midnight. Then, After Prom will be from midnight to 3 a.m. in the high school commons and gym, according to Nancy Horras, one of the junior class parent sponsors.
After Prom is sponsored by the junior parents, who have been fundraising since the beginning of the school year.
This year’s After Prom will be similar to last year’s, with black jack, poker, and craps games in the commons, a dance party in the library, and a photo booth (including costumes and props), “minute to win it” style games, ping pong, volleyball, and much more in the gym.
Door prizes and raffle tickets will be given out at the door to the commons, where students should enter. Grand prizes include $500, an iPad, a flat screen TV, a digital camera, and a $100 Casey’s gift card.
Horras added that only FHS juniors and seniors can win the grand prizes.
Food and drink will be provided free of charge courtesy of the Trojan Booster’s Club.
Horras said, “[We’re] hoping that we get a lot of kids to come to it [After Prom]. It’s going to be a lot of fun and gives kids something else to do after the dance.”
Many students are excited for this year’s prom and After Prom. Hanna Kerr, a senior at FHS said, “The best part [about prom] is being with your friends, and going out to eat.”
Sage Richmond, another senior at FHS added, “The best part is getting ready.”
The excitement is a positive reinforcement for the coordinators of the prom. Last year’s prom parade was rained out, and the dance was threatened by a tornado warning. Hopes for a redeemed prom are high for this year.
Adam Mueller, another senior at FHS said of last year’s prom, “I had a great time. The tornado warning was hectic, everybody left after that. After Prom was fun. I’m excited for this year.”