Prom moves to the City Inn

Anna McCarthy, Reporter

With COVID-19 restrictions not allowing school gatherings to take place, prom will have a different look. Instead of taking place in the commons at the end of April, prom has been moved to City Inn as it will not be sponsored by the school district. Prom will occur on June 5. 

Prom will look a little different from years in the past. This year it’s at the end of the school year. It will be a nice way to end the great school year and send the seniors off with some great memories,” coordinator Christine Sonnentag said. “Hopefully, we will have some warm weather so the girls do not freeze like in past years.”

Senior Courtney Malnory says that it doesn’t matter where prom is as long as the seniors get one. 

“It doesn’t really matter to me where it is because last year since we didn’t get a prom. I feel like anywhere would be nice,” Malnory said. “I think that when prom is at school prom is more centered around the school and with the environment changing it will make prom more about the students.”

Prom is being coordinated by a group of senior parents, however there will still be a prom court.

Last year’s prom court was already voted on prior to prom getting canceled. This year will be the same court. They will still have to vote for a King and Queen,” Sonnentag said. 

This year because prom is not being held by the district, class funds are not going to be used. Prom has also now permanently been changed from a Junior Prom, to a Senior Prom, so there will also be a prom court of seniors as opposed to juniors. 

Prom is mostly self-funded from ticket sales. There are post prom funds being utilized for some aspects as well as area business donations,” coordinator Angela Femali said. 

The rules for who is allowed to attend have also changed. This year people from other schools are not allowed to attend prom at City Inn. 

All juniors and seniors of BHS are welcome to attend. They can bring a sophomore or freshman date or a BHS class of 2020 alumni. No other guests will be allowed,” Femali said.  

Tickets will cost $10 per person and they will be sold both in advance and at the door. The dance will take place on June 5 from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. and post prom will take place immediately following from 11pm-1am. The theme will be a roaring 20’s casino theme as was decided last year. There will be enough tickets for both juniors and seniors plus their dates. 

“We will hold the traditional grand march at the beginning with the formal dance lasting until around 10:30 and post prom’s more casual attire taking over after that.  There will be some small games going on throughout the night and bigger games plus food happening during the post prom section. There will be raffle prizes and giveaways at the end of the night. Must be present to win,” Femali said.