CGHS to Celebrate Prom “Mardi Gras” Style April 26

Clarion-Goldfield’s “Mardi Gras”-themed spring Prom will be April 26.

The community is invited to the Grand March, which officially begins at 6:30, though students are expected to begin arriving around 6:00 p.m. Monte Leichsenring will emcee and LifeTouch will take photos.

“I just wanted to make sure it looked different from what it’s ever been before,” said Celeste Swanson, one of five juniors on the prom committee, about choosing the theme. As is tradition, the junior class plans Prom. Hailey Anderson, another committee member, said her main goal was “to make it fun for the seniors.”

For the first time in many years, the school will not host a dinner beforehand and After Prom will be held off-site, which students and administrators felt would save planning time, allow students greater freedom, and make for an overall exciting evening. Erin Halverson,high school nurse and prom advisor, wrote that she hopes “this will allow the students to support many local establishments by eating and showing off their formal attire to the public!“ She also re-iterated the school’s commitment to making the event“safe, drug and alcohol free.”

Members of the junior class raised $3,000 throughout the year by volunteering at the concession stand at school sporting events, funds which go to support the Prom event itself and its decorations, refreshments, and D.J., Dave Stein. In support of After Prom, juniors and junior parents raised $10,500 from over 100 area civic organizations, individuals, and businesses, and through events such as a pie sale and raffles. Participants in 2014’s post-Prom event will spent two hours at Fort Frenzy in Fort Dodge – the activities at which include bowling, laser tag, mini-golf, and go-carts – followed by a buffet at Perkins.

See the April 10 issue of the Wright County Monitor for more info on events at C-G schools, including results of state music contests!