2017-04-20 / Front Page

Prom committee invites public to preview ‘Music of the Night’


Junior prom committee members (left) Brandie Parks and (right) Keonia Durham put together a spectacular replica of a chandelier to accompany this year’s LCHS prom theme “Music of the Night,” inspired by The Phantom of the Opera. Junior prom committee members (left) Brandie Parks and (right) Keonia Durham put together a spectacular replica of a chandelier to accompany this year’s LCHS prom theme “Music of the Night,” inspired by The Phantom of the Opera. This year’s highly anticipated Lincoln County High School prom will highlight the theme “Music of the Night,” inspired by The Phantom of the Opera, as the junior prom committee and students prepare for the big day, which is slated for this Saturday, April 22, from 8-12 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria.

“We’ve worked very hard on prom this year, and we really hope that everyone enjoys it” junior prom committee members Mercedes Colbert and Mallie Chalker said. “Personally, we think that the 2017 prom will be the best one yet, since it’s a representation of the creativity of the class of 2018.”

With a mixture of mysterious blacks, golds, and reds as the theme’s color scheme, the cafeteria will be transformed into a majestic opera house, dotted with masks, mirrors, roses, candelabras, an organ, and one spectacularly hand-crafted chande­lier. Other dramatic decor will bring to life a night at the opera, which the community is sure to enjoy.

As per tradition, the community is invited to drop by the high school to view the decorations and enjoy the festivities from 6-7 p.m.

As a reminder to visitors, all in­side photography, videotaping, and “theater going” must be done at this time. The public will be asked to exit the building by 7 p.m.

Anyone who would like to stay and watch the students as they ar­rive at the prom is welcome to do so, however, they are encouraged to take lawn chairs with them to the festivities. Bleachers will be avail­able for additional seating.

The administration requests that spectators park in front of the school.

As in years past, adults are asked to prevent children from running back and forth across the parking lot or walking up and down the side­walks. Parents should also watch their children carefully when touring the cafeteria.

The public’s cooperation in this effort is greatly appreciated, as it will help make the night safer and more enjoyable for all.

“We’re looking forward to the kids having fun,” Kelly Fletcher, special education teacher and member of the prom committee, said. “They were inspired after they watched Phan­tom of the Opera in their Spanish class, so it became our theme for the year, but the junior class has really worked hard and we are looking forward to a great night with the Phantom.”

On behalf of the junior class, she thanked also all those who have volunteered their time, talents, and resources to make the prom a suc­cess.

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