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Prom Fashion Show
This year's Prom Fashion Show was yet again a huge success. Many senior girls and guys strutted their stuff down the temporary catwalk in the Auditorium. Mrs. Manley and Coach Williams were the hosts and commentators for the evening. Coach Williams looked "fly" in his white and grey pinstriped suit, shiny, black and white patent leather shoes, and his oversized peach colored boutonniere. Mrs. Manley looked amazing in her purple and white printed floor length gown and glittered with all the stage lights. The two were a perfect pair, with Mrs. Manley giving information about the dresses and accessories and Coach Williams keeping the large crowd laughing all night with his jokes.
The ladies wore more than thirty different gowns. Styles ranged from short cocktail dresses to long evening gowns, to vintage inspired frocks, all in a rainbow of colors and prints. The gowns were donated generously by David's Bridal (across from Carolina Place Mall), Dar-lynn's Bridal (Highway 74 and 485), Belk (Southpark Mall), and Reign (Stonecrest). M.A.C. Cosmetics provided make-up for all the girls. The gentlemen wore black, grey, white, and tan tuxedos and jewel-toned vests, ties and bowties from Men's Warehouse (The Promenade).
Junior Vincent Debetta noted that "Ashton Starnes and Annie Daniel were especially stunning". Ashton wore a floor-length red dress and Annie went vintage in an Audrey Hepburn-esque look.
The dresses and tuxedos weren't the only big hit of the night. Prom tickets were being sold at discounted prices. Normally fifty-five dollars, tickets bought at the show cost only forty dollars. Even with the five dollar entry fee, students saved a good deal of money, especially when buying two tickets.
Another part of the night were the give-a-ways. Prizes were donated by restaurants, nail salons, and hair salons. The first prize of the night, a free manicure from The Nail Spa in Wesley Chapel, was won by Nick Holley. Prizes got better as the night went on, with gift cards from Nothing But Noodles, The Flying Biscuit, Red Lobster (a personal favorite of Coach Williams), Brix Pizza, P.F. Chang's, and Planet 21 hair salon.
Written by: Isabella Bartolucci, student
Posted: Mar 01, 2010 by Cheryl Edwards