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In Carmel: Plans for a high school prom in August

Seniors from all Central Indiana schools invited
Posted at 9:24 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 21:24:47-04

CARMEL -- Some many traditions have been disrupted because of COVID-19 restrictions on large gathering.

High school proms are one example. With all schools closed, prom season has been thrown into disarray.

In Hamilton County, something of a unique nature is being done about that.

On August 7 and 8, graduating seniors from all Central Indiana high schools can attend a prom at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.

The cost is $10 per-person with a limit of four tickets per-household.

Starting at 8 p.m. each evening, Prom at the Palladium will feature a DJ and dancing on the concert hall stage, refreshments in the lobbies, a photo station and other standard features of a high school prom.

“Our staff realized that, as a result of the current stay-at-home restrictions, this year’s graduates are missing out on some traditional milestones of the high school experience,” said Jeffrey McDermott, President/CEO of the Center for the Performing Arts and the Great American Songbook Foundation. “In light of our mission as a nonprofit, community-based organization, we saw an opportunity to step up and try to fill that gap for the people we serve. We also think it will be a lot of fun.”

Attendance will be limited to 400 each night. Chaperones and security guards will be on duty, and student IDs will be required for admission.

Tickets will go on sale June one at: