PROM By Dani Fishburn
7 Prom is May 5, 2012 at the Warsaw Center Lake Pavilion from 8:30-11:30 P.M.* Tickets are free for seniors and their dates. Juniors must have worked 2 games in the concession stand to get their tickets (any junior who did not work 2 games has to pay for their ticket). Maps to the pavilion and information about Warsaw area restaurants are available. By Joshua Kepler The theme of the 2012 prom will be Midnight in Paris. The chosen prom song is “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias. Those attending the prom have the option of indoor or outdoor pictures. Outdoor pictures will be available, weather permitting. This year’s after prom will be held at the bowling alley in Plymouth and is sponsored by the Argos Lions Club.
History • • • • •
Prom is short for “promenade” It was started in the late 1800s for colleges, then expanded into a party atmosphere in high schools It was originally a “tea dance” or debutante ball, and the dress code was “your Sunday best” In 1811 prom was an entire season of classical concerts, between July and September in the United Kingdom Prom pictures and information started appearing in high school year books in the 1930s
* Please note the time change for the prom, as it is different from previous years.
Average Costs of Prom in America • • • • • •
Americans spend about $6.6 billion yearly on proms Girls spend $250-$400 on a dress Guys spend $80-$180 on a tuxedo Girls spend $50-$175 on their hairstyle The meal costs $60-$80 Teens spend $0-$400 on transportation, from limousines to borrowing a parent’s car
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Published on Apr 17, 2012