By: Mary Kerr/Social Media Director
On the evening of Friday, November 9th, 2018, elementary students dressed up for a special night of the Annual Primary Prom. Primary Prom is an event for elementary students in grades K-5 to attend. Accompanied by their parents, the students share a memorable night dancing and playing games. Along with being an important night for the young raiders, this event is also a huge fundraiser for the high school junior/senior prom in the spring, and is a significant volunteer opportunity for the Leo Club members and other high school students seeking community service hours.
The dance started at 6:00 pm, and ended at approximately 7:30 pm. Students had the opportunity to purchase pre-sale tickets for $7.00, or at the door for $9.00. Along with the purchasing of tickets, families could also purchase concessions. The concession table sold bottled water, slices of pizza, and bags of chips for $1.00 each. Students of the Blue Ridge High School volunteered their time to sell concessions. Annie Bonner, Isabelle Morris, Gabe Waldowski, Alyssa Williams, Kate Bowyer, Kaleb Folk, Cameron Phelps, Jenna McCarthy, Kaylyn Lewis, Ashleigh Barton and Connor Mills helped serve the children and their families food and refreshments.
As for games and activities, the young students had many different options to choose from. Mrs. Bennett and a few other students painted the kids’ faces, giving them many different designs to choose from. The designs included a cupcake, a snake, a baseball, along other colorful designs. Students also had the opportunity to color and decorate bookmarks and play games.
Shown above are children getting their faces painted, coloring bookmarks and playing games with high school volunteers, Kaleb Folk and Cameron Phelps. Photos by: Mary Kerr
Students and their families also had the opportunity to get professional photos taken by Endless Mountains Studios. There were props to be used for photos, and photo packages could be ordered.
The primary prom had a large turnout and raised a lot of money which can be used for expenses towards the high school prom. Due to the turnout and sales at the primary prom, the junior and senior prom committee can cover some of the costs for the music and photography without having to raise the ticket prices in the spring.