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lt was going to be my first and his
last prom so I wanted everything to
be perfect. I figured that a month
would be plenty of time, but to my
surprise, it merely scratched the sur-
The chore of dress hunting began
for Mom and me in mid April. We
couldn't seem to agree on anything
and if we did, the dress was either
too expensive or didn't fit. We finally
bought a dress in Charlotte. I loved
itg Mom hated it - but we were
both tired of looking.
The day finally arrived. l had an
appointment to get my hair put up
at noon. Three hours later, l came
out looking so sophisticated that I
hardly recognized myself.
When l got home, a dozen roses
sent by my boyfriend were waiting
for me. He had thought of every-
The remaining hour and half were
spent racing around the house try-
ing to put on make-up, get dressed
and fight off my mother, who was
desperately trying to arrange flow-
ers in my hair.
The doorbell rang. My date was
here and he looked great. As we
exchanged corsages and bouton-
nieres, the photo session began.
Mom was taking movies while Dad-
dy and Grandmother settled for reg-
ular camera shots.
Finally, we were on our way! Our
first stop was a small cocktail party.
Then we went to the Summit Club
for dinner. We had an elegant meal
and danced on the ballroom floor.
At about 10:00 we arrived at the
Russell House where the Junior-
Senior Prom was being held. We
stood in line forever to have our pic-
tures made, then progressed to the
Threshold, a Prince look-a-like
band, played the music for hun-
dreds of students. The dance floor
was packed and I was only able to
dance for 15 minutes at a time for
fear of over-heating. By midnight,
perspiration was glowing on the
faces of everyone left on the floor
and the majority of girls had aban-
doned their shoes hours earlier.
From the prom we went to a party
and breakfast where we stayed until
my curfew - an early 2:30.
As the evening came to a close, l
looked back on all the troublesome
months of preparation and decided
that I couldn't wait to do it all over
again next year.
Graduate Mike Emmet waits patiently as his date, Janet Massingill, fixes his boutonniere.
Sponsor Peggy Clement puts the finishing
touches on one of the students attending
the prom. "l thought it was beautiful. The
juniors did a great job," according to
"l.et's Dance." For the second year, juniors and seniors jam to
the music of Threshold at the prom. About 500 students at-
tended the prom.
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Senior Rob Cooper and his date, Sharon Underwood, are enjoying the punch at the
prom. Cooper says, "I thought it was great, the only problem I had was with the
heat." The couple went to Yamato's a chinese restaurant, before the prom and to a
party at a triend's afterwards.
Senior Maria Stalzer and senior Dean Mabe take a break from the prom
activities. "The prom was real nice. Dean put one ofthe paper parrots in his
coat tor me to have as a souvenir from the prom," Stalzer said.
What a night to remember! "Almost Paradise" was the theme ofthe '84-'85 prom. More than 500
students attended Among them were graduate Terri Eller and senior Dan Phillips. They take a
minute to review the program.
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