The Coronavirus has caused so many plans to be changed or cancelled. Everything from high school graduations to end of year celebrations for students across the country have been scrapped or altered.
Because of the current CDC Guidelines, Lake Havasu High School cancelled the 2020 Junior/Senior Prom that had been set for May 1.
But parents had another idea and came together to host their own prom for the students at Calvary Baptist Church McCulloch Campus. Students walked a red carpet and music was provided by Chris Banks of Neon DJs.
“Watching our seniors have their end of the year and activities taken was extremely heartbreaking. Not being able to finish varsity sports, dances, assemblies, etc. I saw the heartbreak in some of their eyes and wanted them to have a chance to celebrate, see each other again and say goodbye. I told my senior mama friends and they were all on board to make it happen, event organizer Angela Thornhill said.
“We planned it in three weeks, created a GofundMe account to fundraise mtoney needed plus a small price for tickets. As we contacted the services we were going to need, we had an outpouring of love and everyone donated their time. Which left us lots of money for special things like fun mocktails to serve and cash giveaways. So many businesses donated many gift cards that were handed out throughout the night.
“Special thank you to Calvary Baptist Church, Chris Banks of NeonDJs, Alekz Media photography, Picture Perfect Photobooth, Smallcakes, Food City, Smiths, Bashas, Action Sports, PZA pizza, Flame Broiler, Jimmy John’s, Southside Water and Ice, Jersey’s Grill, Brewed and Blended, Party Express, Swire Coca Cola, Nutrition One, Angelina’s and all the people that donated to the fundraiser. We sold 267 tickets,” Thornhill said.
“They couldn’t believe we would do this for them. They all were so happy to be together one last time. It made their final days as seniors one to definitely remember. I would like to personally thank Calvary Church for allowing us to have Prom 2020 at their facility. It was amazing. It takes a village and we did it,” said event organizer Ronda Reese-Skirvin.