Proms have been around for more than a hundred years and with the rise in homeschooling, many groups now organize their own homeschool proms.
Homeschool proms are similar to traditional school proms, in that getting dressed-up and making the event special are the key components.
Statewide and regional Homeschool Proms are springing up that are open to all homeschool students and their friends.
The Garden of Enchantment Homeschool Prom 2014
The Garden of Enchantment Homeschool Prom is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 16th in the Main Street Community Building in Gays Mills from 6-10 pm.
Melanie Brewster, the event coordinator stated “this is expected to be a very special event for homeschool students, graduates and their guests between the ages of 13 and 22. It is my sincere desire that all of you will someday look back on this prom as one of your most cherished and memorable moments throughout your homeschool years.”
In order to keep the event respectable and special, proper attire and conduct has been outlined and is expected. Melanie added, “in keeping with prom tradition, couples are permitted.” A young lady and gentleman – with parental permission – are able to attend the event as a couple.
You will need to print out tickets, sign them and mail them in with your payment in advance. The forms are listed below. If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Brewster.
Before the Dance, Pre-Prom Events
Additionally, there is a Pre-Prom group event for homeschool students, recent graduates, and friends. Meeting in Westby, WI at 4:00 pm, the group will pose for photographs, have a special banquet dinner, and then caravan together down to the dance in Gays Mills. Special reservations are required for the pre-prom events, and students are welcome to attend even if they do not attend the dance. Please contact Cathie Barton.
After-Party Post-Prom Events
To keep the party going a little longer, group activities are planned in Bloomingdale (east of Westby) for Saturday, May 17th; including a Scavenger Hunt, Picnic, and a Bonfire. All homeschoolers, families and friends are invited to participate. Reservations are requested. Please contact Cathie Barton.
Homeschool Spring Prom in La Crosse
We are having a Spring Prom for area high school homeschoolers. The prom will be at the Concordia Ballroom in La Crosse, Saturday, May 3rd from 6:30-10:30. Tickets will be $25 per person. Drinks, pizza, and hors d’oevres will be provided. We are planning on having a couple come in and teach line dancing. Afterwards, there will be music, dancing, and games. Girls, please dress with modesty. No couples and no slow dancing. RSVP and pay by Saturday, April 26th. Contact Shari Peterson.
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