This year, our local prom season has officially passed without tragedy, and for that, all are thankful.
Prom is the season when young men and women dress up in their finest and go to what is perhaps the biggest party of their young lives. For a few hours, they blow off steam with eating, dancing and fun.
It’s like a reward for 11 or 12 years of academic toil.
However, in the past, this exciting, happy time has been spoiled when alcohol was mixed with automobiles, resulting in young lives cut far too short in tragic accidents.
This year, every teen who left home for prom returned safely.
Most of the credit goes to adults who provided safe, supervised, after prom activities. Businesses and individuals reached into their pockets to support the after-prom.
The biggest credit goes to the young men and women themselves, who made the choice to avoid trouble and not drink and drive.