By Chloe Luchansky, staff writer
No one at Saegertown can remember a time when prom was held in Erie. All of that is about to change. On Thursday Oct. 11, the junior class met with junior class adviser Ms. Nova Dinsmore to decide the 2019 prom venue, and it was decided that prom will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Erie Ambassador Center on May 17, 2019.
On Oct. 24, members from the prom committee traveled to the venue to consider decorations. The theme is “Enchanted Garden” and the colors are blue and white. “We lucked out on the location because it’s a beautiful space and it was the only place available on May 17,” said junior class president Lauren Haylett.
The junior class is currently doing a Yankee Candle Fundraiser. If students sell at least 25 items, the cost of their ticket will be covered.
Some students have expressed their concerns about the added distance, but the prom committee hopes the Erie location will give students more options for dinner and photo locations. “Having prom in Erie gives more options for dinner,” Haylett said. “The drive is no farther than the one to Hotel Conneaut, so it all works out.”
“A new location brings endless possibilities,” said junior class advisor Ms. Nova Dinsmore. “The 2019 prom committee is very excited to present the most Enchanted Prom.”