A picture-perfect prom
|By Mark Arike - Staff Writer | June 16, 2016
Elegant dresses, snazzy suits and a picturesque sunset on Twelve Mile Lake were some of the sights at this year’s Grade 12 prom.
The annual event, organized by students on the prom committee, was held on Saturday evening at the Red Umbrella Inn in Minden.
“Our prom committee has done a wonderful job this year,” said Dan Marsden, principal of Haliburton Highlands Secondary School.
The committee raised funds during the school year to help offset costs of the event. Fundraisers included a car wash, tributes production and bake sale.
It was so successful that the ticket price came down this year to $35 from the usual $50.
The evening’s festivities included a buffet pasta dinner, dancing, fireworks and the crowning of this year’s prom king and queen, Liam McLeod and Amber Docherty.
Students from the yearbook class captured the evening in photos.
A total of 128 people, including 103 graduates, attended the prom. And, according to one local cab driver, the after parties were a model of moderation.
MARK ARIKE is a reporter for The Highlander.