Friday, May 11, 2012

A Joan Crawford Prom

From the Cannon Falls (MN) Beacon:

http://www.cannonfalls.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=21636

5/9/2012 3:53:00 PM
CF prom provides "lots of laughs"

by Sue Sullivan

"Hollywood Review," based on the 1929 film starring Joan Crawford, provided the
theme for the elegantly decorated stage at the 2012 Cannon Falls prom. With
giant film strips glimmering around them, 83 couples strode purposefully beneath
the mammoth Hollywood star upon the reflective "red carpet."

The script written by junior class officers Marley Mayer, MiKayla Quinn, Emilee
Lorentz and Paul Rolfes introducing the couples was replete with comic
anecdotes, and read by emcees Jen Twedt and Robin Nelson. Pianist was Kathy
Illa.

In the 1929 version, "Singin' in the Rain" was introduced, serving as a
leitmotif throughout the picture. Quite appropriately, the day's copious
rainfall did not stem the tide of the festivities at the May 5 event.

"Other than the rain, the prom went off without a hitch!" exclaimed advisor Ann
Schwede. "The auditorium is a top notch facility to host such an event and was
well attended by the community with around 750 people watching the kids."

Following Grand March, students boarded buses to a dinner and dance at
McArthur's Banquet Facility at Gopher Hills Golf Course, where Jon Baird's
Soundwave DJ Service provided music. The photo booth, courtesy of Clubs Choice,
was also available to record memories of the event.

"There were lots of laughs throughout the evening. The students were very well
behaved and were very appreciative of all the work that goes into putting
together the Grand March, dinner and dance," concluded Schwede.

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Love the kids who planned this, hate the Schwede.

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