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Neighbors Growing Together | Jun 25, 2018

Prom Saturday at arts center

By Andy Hallman, Ledger news editor | Apr 11, 2018
Source: KEVIN CURRAN Kevin Curran, left, of Fairfield Elks Chapter 1192 and Cory Klehm of the after-prom committee hold a check for $1,579. The Elks helped the after-prom committee raise that money for post-prom activities Saturday at Fairfield High School. Prom starts at 8 p.m. with students traveling from the high school to Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. The dance is from 9 p.m. to midnight at the arts center, and the after-prom party is from midnight to 3 a.m. at the high school.

Fairfield High School’s promenade will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.

Students will begin lining up their vehicles at 7 p.m. at the high school. A dance at the arts center will follow from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Bleachers will be placed outside the convention center to give the public a clear view of the students in their finest dresses and tuxedos.

Visitors are asked to park away from the arts center to leave room for the students’ vehicles.

When the students arrive, they will exit their vehicle onto a red carpet where they will be greeted by fans and flashbulbs. Meanwhile, a valet will park their car.

The theme for this year’s prom is “A Night to Remember.”

The after-prom party is from midnight to 3 a.m. at the high school. FHS secretary Amy Megrath said there will be many games and prizes for the students. The students will be served breakfast and snacks, too.

“We serve them all night ... for as long as they want to eat,” Megrath said.

Fairfield Elks helped the after-prom committee raise $1,579 for post-prom activities.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office issued a news release about the importance of celebrating prom and graduation season safely and without drugs or alcohol.

“According to the most recent Iowa Youth Survey, Jefferson County students continue to report higher alcohol and marijuana usage than the state average,” read the sheriff’s office news release. “There has been an increase in the use of vaping products and the misuse of prescription and over the counter medications.”

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Fairfield Police Department and all law enforcement will be looking for drug and alcohol possession and use.

Community members are reminded that any person who provides the location for a party where illegal substances are consumed may be in violation of the Iowa Social Host law and the Jefferson County Social Host ordinance.

“Please make good decisions and celebrate safely,” read the release. “This spring don’t be a party to a social host violation.”

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