Blizzard throws a wrench in prom plans across the area
FRANKLIN, Neb. —
Saturday's wintry weather ruined plans for many- from Axtell to Minden and even down to Franklin, high schools all across Central Nebraska are rescheduling prom.
Students were all done up, with nowhere to go.
“We actually scheduled our nails before,” said Maddie Yelkens, a senior at Franklin High School.
Teens at Franklin High School had to put their dresses away after finding out Saturday’s wintry weather ruined their plans.
“I was definitely disappointed,” said Cassie Saathoff, senior at Franklin High School.
Appointments to get hair and makeup done had been scheduled for months in advance, and for some even longer.
“Last year we started booking our stuff because things fill up fast right away,” Yelkens said.
Candace Conradt superintendent of Franklin Public Schools said she, along with other administrators made the decision to reschedule’s Saturday's anticipated event due to the safety of students.
“It wasn’t very nice this morning and the thing that worries me is students have dates coming from out of town and students like to go to Kearney, Hastings, Grand Island for appointments,” Conradt said.
The "city lights" themed dance that was scheduled for Saturday night will be moved to Sunday.
However, it won’t be an all night event as students have to be back in the classroom Monday morning.
“We’re making the best of it, but at least we’re having something to remember high school,” said Mercedes Dejonge.
Other vendors like Robin Townsend, who is the co-owner of Lake Life Boutique in Alma, said some teens have been worried about their tux rentals.
“We assured everyone of them that they won’t be charged anything extra. The charge is one time and no matter what happens, we won’t make this a burden for the family,” Townsend said.
The school administration said this is the first time since 1988 that the national weather service has been called to ask about prom.
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