Crescenta Valley High School’s prom is Saturday night. With the night come several certainties; it will be impossible to find an open chair at a nail salon, dresses and shoes will become even more important than they were the day before and there will be a steady line at the flower shops. It is also a time CV looks more like Beverly Hills with limos everywhere. But it is the uncertainties that worry some parents like, should they allow their child to go to an after prom party, or drive around Southern California from the beach to Hollywood in a limo?
For seniors and their guests, it is just about having a good time. They are absolutely certain nothing will go wrong and that if they are just allowed to stay out all night, they will be fine. This is their last high school dance with their friends before thoughts turn to life beyond high school.
A solution to calming parents’ concerns while giving kids a place to have fun, all night, is Prom Plus. For almost 20 years Prom Plus has given CVHS seniors and their guests an all night party … a $25,000 party with games including a mechanical bull, rock climbing wall, bungee run, bungee jump, zip line and full casino. And the kids are fed all night.
All of this is done thanks to a very supportive community that donates throughout the year, volunteers that stay up all night and a partnership with the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA where the event is held.
Kids should bring a change of clothes, leaving their prom attire in the cloakroom at Prom Plus. They also need their student identification. That card is taken when they enter the Y and returned to them when they leave. There is no coming and going; they check-in and check-out once.
Prom Plus is from midnight to 5 a.m. At the end of the night, an opportunity drawing is held. Each senior gets a ticket to enter.
For more information on Prom Plus, visit www.promplus.org.