A prom full of ‘Wonderful Nonsense’

By Kacie Svoboda

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The 2017 Hill City High School (HCHS) prom will be on Saturday, April 22, with theme “The Age of Wonderful Nonsense,” a reference to the 1920s.

The junior class is responsible for purchasing decorations and adorning Gins Gym in Roaring ‘20s splendor for the event. The prom ticket sales and juniors also cover the cost of the meal at Desperados Cowboy Restaurant, which will begin at 5:45 p.m.

Gins Gym will open to the public for the grand march starting at approximately 6:30 p.m. with the march beginning around 6:45 p.m. There will be a $2 charge for all those viewing the grand march. All proceeds from this charge will go to the valedictorian scholarship. Following the grand march, the prom king and queen will be crowned based on the votes of the senior and junior classes.

The dance will start at approximately 7 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. At 11:30 p.m., the bus will leave Hill City for post prom at the Flags & Wheels Indoor Amusement Park.

At roughly 3 a.m., the students will arrive at the Hill City Café for breakfast and prize giveaways. Over 100 businesses from Hill City and all over the Black Hills have donated prizes for the HCHS prom goers; post prom coordinator Angie Ross is still looking for more contributions, as over 90 percent of those attending prom will also be going to post prom.

“It should be the biggest turnout we’ve ever had,” Ross said.

The students will be returned to the school parking lot around 5:30 a.m.

For more information about prom, contact prom advisor Lori Jones by email at Lori.Jones@k12.sd.us or by calling 574-3000.

The Hill City Booster Club is in charge of post prom. Email Angie Ross at AngieRoss06@gmail.com or call her at 381-5654 with any questions or concerns about post prom. All last-minute donations can also be delivered to Ross at First Impressions Salon as soon as possible.

Prom photos can also be submitted to the Hill City Prevailer News for publication in the next issue of the paper. Photos of prom, in addition to before and after, may be sent to either Prevailer@HillCityPrevailerNews.com or reporter@gwtc.net. Submissions should include the names of the individuals in the photo, as well as grade.

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