On the red carpet with Trigg County High
by Hawkins Teague
May 09, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Taking a cue from glitzy Hollywood premieres, Trigg County High School students rolled out the red carpet Friday night as they went through the time-honored rite of passage known as the junior-senior prom.

Students parked their cars at the Lake Barkley Marina, where they were picked up by rented limousines and taken to the dance at the convention center. A couple hundred parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles crowded around the entrance, eagerly awaiting the arrivals with cameras in hand in a way that would have made paparazzi proud. As the couples stepped out of the limos, their names were announced and they stopped to pose for photos. Karen Rogers, one of the event’s organizers, communicated with the limo drivers on a walkie-talkie to try to keep things running smoothly. Despite the teachers’ best efforts, though, the flow was slowed down because of a few cars parked in bad locations.

Teresa Russell, another of the faculty organizers, said that the theme of this year’s prom was “A Red Carpet Affair.” Three days earlier, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) had held their celebratory luncheon and had also had a Hollywood theme, The high school conveniently was able to use many of the same decorations, including some balloons and photographs of old movie stars on the wall. One interesting new touch was the projection of movies on the walls. One side of the room played “Casablanca” on a loop, while the other featured “Pillow Talk.”

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