Why should kids have all the fun? Maplewood Elementary will host its fourth annual Parent Prom on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Getaway Motor Club. Open to all adults – even those without a connection to the school – Parent Prom is an evening for parents to let loose and relive their younger years of school dances, with proceeds benefitting Maplewood Elementary.
“We have fun, and we raise money for our school,” says Elizabeth McQueen, Maplewood PTA Chair and local musician. “This year, the money we raise will go towards literacy tutoring, library support and our maker space.”
The prom, themed “The Awkward Years,” encourages party-goers to send in personal photos from their own awkward years, which will be assembled into a slide show for all to enjoy on a giant screen on the night of the event. Prom participants can look forward to dancing to live music, letting loose in a photo booth, bidding on silent auction items and enjoying food provided by G&M Catering. The event is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $25. For more information, visit Maplewood Elementary’s Facebook page.