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2018 prom season is here

BY Paige Conley - pconley@chronicle-tribune.com

Prom season has arrived in Grant County and students are celebrating all month long.

Marion High School is holding their prom April 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight at Eventfully Yours, 5243 S. Adams St. The theme this year is “Paris at Night.”

The high school administrative team is going to be chaperones along with other adults. There is also going to be security present and no one is going to be allowed into prom if they have not been approved beforehand by the administration, said Prom Coordinator Tashema Davis.

“The children will be safe and enjoy their prom,” Davis said.

Mississinewa High School is holding their prom tonight from 8 to 11 p.m. in the high school gym. This year’s theme is “Beauty and the Beast.” There is going to be an after prom to follow from midnight to 2 a.m. at the high school, as well. There is going to be bouncy structures, cornhole tournaments, and food and drinks for students to enjoy.

According to Assistant Principle Andrew Roesch, there are even going to be giveaways from local businesses in the Gas City Community. Throughout the entire event, there’s going to be multiple teachers and administrators chaperoning, along with, a few security guards.

As a security precaution, if students leave the prom or after prom at any time, they won’t be allowed back in, Roesch said. Once the students arrive, they stay there until they are ready to leave. However, Roesch thinks everyone will have a good time.

“I’ve been very impressed with our students these past few years, they’ve been very respectful,” he said.

Madison-Grant High School is holding their prom April 21 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie beginning at 7 p.m. with a red carpet entrance. The red carpet entrance is open for family and friends to watch students arrive for prom and be announced.

“Anybody can come and watch the kids come in,” said Pam Richards, one of the prom coordinators.

The prom itself runs from 7:30 to 11 p.m. and there’s going to be an after prom to follow at a bowling alley in Alexandria. Madison-Grant’s prom theme this year is “enchanted forest” and Richards said there will be plenty of chaperones to watch over the students.

Richard also mentions that if students or parents are worried about cost to give the school a call and they’ll take care of it one way or another.

“We plan for a safe, great, and memorable time,” she said.

Eastbrook High School is holding their prom May 5 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Roseburg Event Center in Marion. This year’s theme is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” according to Prom Coordinator, Kevin Rigdon.

After prom is going to follow from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Crest Lanes Bowling Alley in Marion. There is going to be free bowling, pizza, cake and cookies, and several door prizes. Teachers and faculty are going to be chaperoning, along with, two sheriff deputies to make sure students stay out of trouble, Rigdon said.

“It’s going to be a safe place to hang out after prom so parents don’t have to worry,” he said.

Oak Hill High School celebrated their prom last weekend.