Community made 2009 Project Prom successful

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By The Staff


On behalf of the staff, students and parents of Trimble County High School, I would like to thank our wonderful community for its generous support of the 2009 Project Prom Lock In.

This was the 11th year for Project Prom, an event created by concerned parents and citizens in our community to provide a safe and substance-free alternative for students on prom night.

The success of this event has been great and has kept our students safe. By providing a fun, substance-free alternative for students, with support from parents and the community, we can continue to keep our students safe and prevent after-prom accidents.

This year’s event could not have happened without the financial support of our sponsors, Valley View Landfill and AT&T. Each of these companies donated $1,500, providing the  funds to host the event as well as to buy commemorative T-shirts for all the juniors and seniors.

An additional $9,000 in cash and prizes was donated from businesses in Trimble, Carroll, Henry, Oldham counties, and Madison, Ind., and Louisville, bringing total donations to a little over $12,000.

The outstanding support of local businesses and churches allowed us the opportunity to create a night full of music, food, prizes and games, and provide a safe environment for students to celebrate with friends and create lasting memories.

To the many community volunteers who planned, decorated, cooked, ran spotlights, provided security, played music, oversaw games, helped with advertising, quilted, cleaned up and basically stayed up all night to make sure everyone who attended was safe and had an enjoyable time – I thank you and look forward to working with you again next year.

This event surpasses what many schools only dream about; in Trimble County we make great things happen. We have great students, great parents and a very caring community. What a spectacular way to let the students of TCHS know how much we appreciate them.

Again, thanks to everyone for your support this year. It takes a whole community to raise a child. Have a safe and happy summer.

Vicky Rand

Project Prom president, and

TCHS PTSA president