Saturday night was the prom.
Stephen had a great time.
He went with the sweetest girl!
Steve and I laughed about how old we'd be
when Griffin goes to the prom.
And remember last year?
I love our towns tradition of
the red carpet.
it was born out of some tragic events.
In 1985 there were a series of deadly car accidents,
killing 6 high school students.
Since then, our community has come together
each year to keep our children safe on prom night.
It starts with a mandatory prom meeting for parents.
There is a speaker who comes to talk
with the parents and this years' was amazing.
Chris Herren spoke to the high school kids
during school. Stephen came home and said,
"Mom, you have to listen to this guys story"
He had such an effect on the kids
and the adults.
On Prom day
the kids walk down the red carpet
in front of the whole town.
Contrary to what you may think,
the walk is not to show off fancy dresses
It started so the kids would have to
walk in front of the community and show
that they were going into the prom sober.
And it doesn't stop there.
The parents I know go to great lengths
to make sure their kids have fun after the prom..
but are safe.
And each year
the kids get pretty creative as to
how they arrive to the Prom.
Loved her dress!
So Mad Men!
The Prom theme this year
was Candy Land.
Stephen and his date
getting ready to walk the red carpet.
He looks so grown up.
Probably the last time these kids
ride a bus to school!
Love that he's holding an
Love his look!
So pretty Kass!!
He had a great time.
His last prom here.
A bit bittersweet.