Prom – a night to remember
Prom. It all begins with the guys picking up the ladies, a knock on the door, heart beating, hands sweating. The door opens and the most beautiful girl arrives to exchange the corsage and boutonniere, parents close behind with the camera.
The evening continued as juniors, seniors and their dates piled onto party buses and limos, decked with surround sound, dance floor and lights.
First stop: group pictures at houses. Parents “oohed” and “ahhed” as their dressed up children piled off the bus. Pictures, smiles, pictures, smiles, a wave, and back on the bus.
Second stop: First National Bank for the annual Louisburg tradition. Community members appeared to gaze upon the prom couples as they waited eagerly for a picture under the prom arch.
By now, stomachs growled as 6:30 rolled around. Wil-Jenny’s was the destination for one of the junior buses.
“We got to sit in the banquet rom. It was nice to be together all night. We get along so great and have such a good time together,” Ali Dover, junior, said.
With his appetite satisfied, Matt Jenkins, junior, enjoyed the bus ride back to the school.
[I liked] “yelling at people out of the window of the bus, while doing some pretty sexy dance moves,” Jenkins said.
After all the evening festivities, vehicles returned to the auditorium as couples walked across the stage – the last chance for any relatives to view the duos. Up next: the dance.
“Slide to the left, whoo, slide to the right, whoo!” The Cha-cha slide blared across the gym floor, surrounded by lights, picture booth, tables and a hanging chandelier.
“My favorite part of the whole night was the photo booth pictures with all my friends. It was so fun dressing up with mustaches and hats,” Brecken Sigg, sophomore, said.
Grant Lesher, freshman, also had an enjoyable night.
“I was really impressed with the decorations, and had a great time seeing my friends all dressed up and having a good time,” Lesher said.
Once couples finished busting out their dance moves, post prom stole the show and lasted until 5:00am, with an abundance of inflatables, poker, food and numerous prizes.
“This was my fourth year, and I’d still have to say that the most fun part was the after prom. It’s not as formal and you can win so many fun prizes,” Kara O’Keefe, senior, said.
Sleep came smoothly once the post prom survivors hit the pillow.