School Life - Prom

Budget breakdown: Cost of prom vs. wedding

By Logan A. White
Times-News correspondent 

Illustration by Logan A. White / Times-News correspondent

Prom is one of the biggest events in a high schooler’s life — and one of the most expensive events, too.
Add up the cost of buying a new dress, getting your hair and nails done, and renting a limo, and it might sound like you’re preparing to get married. But are prom expenses really comparable to the similar aspects of a wedding? Here’s four cost-crunching categories that pit prom vs. weddings.
   Nailing it: Having a fresh, neat manicure and pedicure can make a look, whether it be your prom night or wedding day. Of course, the cost of getting a manicure is the same regardless of the event. The average manicure costs about read more…

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.


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