Lyndonville has lots of fun at first ‘Mom Prom’

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 March 2019 at 4:21 pm

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LYNDONVILLE – Lyndonville Junior Class put on a Mardi Gras-themed “Mom Prom” on Friday and nearly 200 attended the event in the school cafeteria, including 68 moms with many wearing their prom dresses from a generation ago.

“It was a great two hours,” said Kim Bow, coordinator of the event at the Junior Class advisor.

These participants enjoyed the Mardi Gras theme.

Bow works for the school district as a registrar in the guidance office. She has been the Junior Class advisor for 13 years. Rather than selling candy or other merchandise for fundraisers, Bow likes to have community events to raise money for the junior class.

Last year the class had a Daddy-Daughter Dance. That was a more formal event with a red carpet. About 150 people attended that dance.

One of the girls at the dance suggested Lyndonville try a dance where mothers could dress up with their sons and daughters.

Mardi Gras will be celebrated on Tuesday. Given the nearness of that event, Bow and the junior class decided to have a Mardi Gras theme with masks and beads.

She said the mothers were eager participants and were enthusiastic dancers with their children. The fathers last year didn’t tend to dance too much, except for the formal dances, Bow said.

“The moms really danced,” she said. “It was fun and crazy. There was a lot of frivolity.”

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