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Prom season is here

Michaela and Courtney Cox pose in front of Sandy's Classic Fashions, 142 N. Main St., Graham. / Photo by Mackenzie Loughran, Times-News correspondent

By Hannah Kiker
Times-News correspondent

   Full of dresses, tuxedos, and corsages: prom season is here. All across Alamance County, schools and co-ops are gearing up for the annual event.
Western Alamance High School’s prom was Saturday night at Vailtree Event Center, 1567 Bakatsias Lane, Graham. ACCHE (Alamance County Christian Home Educators) is planning a Once Upon a Time theme for its prom, while BCA (Burlington Christian Academy) is getting ready for a “New York, New York” night.
Other public school proms include:
Alamance-Burlington Middle College, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. April 25, 2015, Graham Civic Center, 503 McGee St., Graham
Cummings High School, 8 p.m. to midnight April 25, 2015, Occasions restaurant, 286 E. Front St., Burlington
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Special Populations’ Spring Prom set for April 28


    Burlington Recreation & Parks Department’s Special Populations Spring Prom, “Puttin’ On the Ritz,” will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 28, 2015, at the Fairchild Community Center, 827 S. Graham-Hopedale Road, Burlington.
The Burlington Junior Woman’s Club will provide concessions and Alamance Arts will provide decorations. The event is recommended for those with developmental disabilities 16 years old and up.
Photo packages also will be available by York’s Photography Studio for $10 and additional prints can be purchased at an additional charge. DJ Moon will provide music. Dances also are offered each Tuesday night at Thataways Youth Center for those with developmental disabilities. For more details, call (336) 222-5134.


Holocaust Museum a place of remembrance

Commentary by Abby Chester
Times-News correspondent

   WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Holocaust was a time of great suffering for many people in Europe. Millions of people died under Adolf Hitler’s reign of terror in World War II against Jews, gypsies, people with deformities, and all others he thought were “not perfect.” To remember this inhumane genocide, a museum was erected to honor all of those who were killed. It is a place of quiet mourning and remembrance for everyone, not just people whose loved ones were killed or tortured.
The Holocaust Museum features three permanent exhibit floors about the Holocaust, and special exhibits, including Daniel’s Story, an exhibit about the story of a child named Daniel who had lived through the Holocaust with only his father left alive. Although Daniel was not an actual child in the Holocaust, and his story is only partly real, many children went through what Daniel did. His story tells about how he and his family were Jewish but had not been persecuted yet because his father was in the military.
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