DAVIESS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Daviess County Public Schools have announced prom schedules for their three high schools.
Officials say Heritage Park High School’s prom is planned from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 16. That will be at the Boys and Girls Club gymnasium, and the theme is “Shine Bright Like a Diamond.”
The Apollo High School prom will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 24. That will be held under a tent at the AHS Eagle Stadium. The theme is “A Night to Remember.”
Daviess County High School will be hosting their prom from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Reid Stadium.
“It is outside, it’s a chance for us to stay safe, a chance for seniors to enjoy their senior prom with their friends and celebrate that, and I’m glad that we can offer that for them,” said Principal Matt Mason.
Mason says students will be separated into pods, masks and temperature checks required.
The dance is for seniors, plus whoever they’d like to take as their dates.
“Honestly, I was really relieved because all I’ve wanted this whole quarantine was to be able to have a prom since I didn’t get one last year,” said senior Emma Smith.
“If we can offer a dance, for instance, prom, which is very ceremonial, traditional, especially for our seniors,” stated Mason. “If we can offer that, we’re going to offer it.”
Prom means more business for dress shops too, like Regiss in Owensboro.
Manager Miranda Pendley says she can feel the excitement in customers.
“Last year was so strange with not really having prom going on so we were just really excited for everyone to have it this year,” said Pendley.
Pendley says their bridal selection kept them going when there were no proms last year. She says she’s happy to fill the dressing rooms again.
District leaders say all activities will follow health and safety guidelines such as temperature check upon arrival and mask-wearing except when sitting at assigned tables.