Adults were given the opportunity for a prom ‘re-do’ this weekend because of some hard work of a local DJ and devoted volunteers.
The Middlesboro Community Center was filled with gold and black decorations for nearly 50 prom goers on Saturday night.
My friends talked to me and we decided that we should get another shot at prom. This spring, a l lot of people were getting their kids ready for prom and we wanted another chance to have fun like that,” said DJ John Day.
Day organized the event and enlisted the help of volunteers and donations to get the event up and running. Photography was available for prom goers to add a special professional touch to the party.
“Anything we can do for the community to give back is good, plus this gave people something to do on a weekend night. It was good that there were so many options around the city to keep people in town and have some fun,” said Day.
A portion of the proceeds , totaling hundreds of dollars, will go to the Cops for Kids program which gives children spending money and gifts around the holidays. Nathan and Jennifer Bunger sold cupcakes and cake pops during the event to raise money for an adoption.
“This weekend was proof that you don’t always have to go out of town, go to Knoxville, for something fun. There was a car show, a concert downtown and the prom so people had a lot of stuff to choose from in our little town,” said Day.
Day gathered donations and baskets from several local businesses. These were given away as part of drawings and door prizes at the prom.
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