You know you're in a small town, when crowds like this show up to watch the prom couples entering into our gym/cafeteria/auditorium. (The kids refer to it as the cafagymatorium.) Big schools host their proms in hotels, and this might have been a good year for us to do that, too. However, the tornado left our multipurpose room. (We have found it to be VERY aptly named this year.) Since this is where prom was held in the past, the tradition continued.
We used to have a beautiful circle drive and front hallway for the couples to enter. This year they had to maneuver steps and enter a side hall. However, Dads serve as valet parking and our principal announces couples as they enter. Who needs a big city hotel?
Seeing how the couples arrive for the big night is always fun. There are hot cars, hummers, and limousines.
Farm trucks are plentiful, and one couple showed up in a John Deere tractor. Another arrived in the local police car with the lights blazing.
My favorite this year-- these two lovely ladies were arriving in style. This isn't a motorized wagon. Their dates pulled the wagon for their grand entrance.
Even a tornado can't stop some traditions from continuing. Dressing up and having a memorable night is still a priority. I have a feeling that this will be both a year and a night to remember.