Basically, all of decorations have been handmade and repurposed from previous proms. Many of the decorations were created by using empty water bottles, toilet paper rolls, recycled paper and salvaged tree limbs from the 2010 ice storm.
“Junior class students and parents have worked endless hours to make this a one-of-a-kind prom,” said Mary Beth Henry, a parent volunteer.
Prom costs vary regionally
A survey on prom spending was conducted this spring by Visa. The survey showed some interesting regional trends. The average Southern student’s family spends $1,078 on prom. That’s up from $807 last year. In the Northeastern parts of the country, they’re spending an average of $2,000. Western families are spending $744 for this rite of passage. Midwestern families were spending the lowest, at $696.
To help counter this huge drain on family finances, Mission on Wheels is offering “Blossom and Bows”, their annual prom project. They have free tuxes, dresses, shoes and accessories. Mission on Wheels will be giving out prom clothing this week on Wednesday, and Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Call Douglas at 580-649-8620, “even if it’s last minute,” she added. “We want everybody to be perfectly outfitted for prom.”