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What’s new at prom? Prom packet outlines new guidelines

By Jade Allen, staff writer

This year’s prom will be held at Hotel Conneaut in Conneaut Lake Park on May 19 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Guidelines, some old and some new, are being put into effect this year as laid out in the newly released “Prom Packet,” prepared by Ms. Nova Dinsmore, this year’s prom advisor.

Dinner will be offered at 6 p.m. this year before the dance at Hotel Conneaut. The tickets The junior ticket with dinner is $50 and without dinner is $30. The senior ticket with dinner is $35 and without dinner is $15. Ms. Dinsmore said, “We’re moving in the direction of having dinner included to keep the kids all in one place for dinner, so there’s less opportunity for accidents.”

The packet states that formal attire is suggested and girls wearing two-piece dresses must not show more than 3 inches of midriff.

Fallon’s Photography is doing couples pictures starting at 6:15 pm. at Conneaut Lake Park. They have a list of products you can purchase when you get them taken prior to prom on the back of the Prom Packet. You will be able to view and purchase them online as well two weeks after prom.

In addition, the prom committee has broken with tradition by charging seniors for tickets. In the past it was the responsibility of juniors to fundraise, and in exchange, they wouldn’t pay as seniors to attend. Ms. Dinsmore said, “The juniors this year only fundraised a total of $700 this year. No money, no Prom.”

However, as this is the transitional year, and this year’s seniors fundraised for prom as juniors, senior class officers and advisors Mr. Bill Hetrick and Mr. Chris Greco used remaining senior class funds to purchase tickets for any seniors who expressed interest in going to the prom.

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