2017 AC/GC Prom to feature classy vintage theme
Prom at AC/GC is a little over a month away, and with the night most juniors and seniors spend all year waiting for right around the corner, preparations are in full swing.
This year’s theme is “classy vintage,” and will incorporate decor like white lights, sunflower centerpieces, burlap table runners, Mason jars and pearls, along with the event’s featured colors burgundy and navy blue.
Unlike other years, prom, held on April 22, will not take place on school grounds. Instead, after the annual Grand March at the high school in the early evening, students will travel to the Schafer Century Barn in Adair, where the dinner and dance portion of the night will be held. The wedding and event venue offered to donate use of the building to the school for the event.
“Schafer’s has really blessed us,” said Renita Darrah, prom sponsor and algebra teacher at AC/GC High School. “The prom committee picked the classy vintage theme because it fit with the theme of the barn, and they felt like they could get a lot of decorations from family and friends.”
The prom night buffet-style dinner will be provided by Larson’s Catering out of Elk Horn. The menu will include ham balls, pan fried chicken, glazed baby carrots, cheesy potato casserole and green bean casserole. Dessert will be a candy bar, although the theme of what will be offered is still in the works.
The sophomore servers helping with the event will channel the prom’s theme into their outfits, with male servers wearing navy shirts, khaki pants and dress shoes, and girls wearing white dresses with navy accent jewelry and white shoes.
Music for the dance portion of the evening will be performed by Nashville Reject, a country and rock fusion band out of Lincoln, Nebraska. The group will DJ in between their sets as well. The Schafer Century Barn is also donating the music for the event.
The $15 prom tickets will include access to both dinner and the dance. They are expected to go on sale in the next few weeks, and will be available until April 13.
This year’s “After Prom” will be held at Incredibowl in Guthrie Center.
Over the next few weeks, members of the prom committee will be making the formal event invitations to be sent out to AC/GC seniors, creating the tickets to sell and planning how to decorate the venue. Darrah anticipates the prom theme will go over well with students, as it features a new location away from the school.
“There have been a couple mixed reviews about the driving part of it, but students have been pretty excited about it,” Darrah said. “It’s just a night to hang out with your friends and make memories, it should be good.