Princeton Students Turn Prom into One-of-a-Kind Modern Barn Dance
After not being able to host a prom, due to COVID-19 last year, the students at PCHS had a lot to celebrate. In fact, up until just a few weeks ago, they didn't even know if there would be a 2021 prom. Then it happened, the Gibson County Fairgrounds gave the go-ahead to use the pavilion.
This space is unique because it is considered 'Outside' so it could accommodate all of the students and faculty. The 35,000 square feet building cleans up very nicely, thanks to the amazing skills of Stacy McConnell Hurt and Claire Voyant Events & Design. Stacy is the Junior and Senior class sponsor, and the parents and students are singing her praises on social media, for pulling this amazing event together.
Before the pavilion could be decorated the Gibson County Fair Board was hard at work cleaning the building and leavening out the floor. The weather was perfect, so they were able to leave doors open, allowing plenty of airflow into the barn. Two hundred and twenty students were able to celebrate prom night safely.
The theme was perfect for the setting 'A Night of Rustic Elegance'. The first thing I thought of when hearing about a prom at the fairgrounds, I imagined an old-fashioned barn dance. Maybe we are on to something...Barn dances at the fairgrounds sound like fun to me!
PCHS would like to thank the numerous student volunteers and parent volunteers that helped decorate and organize for our Rustic Elegance Prom. We’d also like to thank the Gibson County Fairgrounds for allowing us the opportunity to use the space we wanted and needed. We were able to put on a one-of-kind event to make it as safe as possible for all those that attended. Our students had a blast TOGETHER and that’s all we ever wanted!
And if you work for a school and don’t have aStacy McConnell Hurt
on your staff, you need to find one. Her vision and ability to run at 110% on very little sleep is amazing!