Pink satin and billowy chiffon....roses and ribbons, photographs and smiles, dancing and dinner. There is 'much ado' about prom in a little town, when sons and daughters shed jeans and T's and turn into ladies and gentleman for an evening.
I think what makes a small town prom special is that it is of the students' making. There are no reservations at fancy restaurants nor decorated galas at a local country club. Instead, the gymnasium is transformed with white lights and black curtains, fountains and bridges, lamp posts and greenery. Cafeteria tables are elegantly dressed in black linens with candles and center pieces and all the hurrah. The Junior class and their sponsors work hard to turn the usual sports arena into a classy, sophisticated setting where they share a meal cooked by parents and dance beneath a makeshift moon. I'm glad to see that this tradition is still alive and that kids can make it real with a little imagination, and yet still keep it all in perspective.