$1,078 is a lot of money. That’s almost a semester a Metro State University, 350 black coffees at Starbucks, and what the average American family will spend to send one of their teenagers to prom this year.
A lot goes into this night: the outfit, shoes, hair and nails for girls, tickets and dinner for boys, a possible limousine rental. The list goes on and on. Not only is it a strain on the parents, but a lot goes into prom on the school’s side as well.
Legend’s National Honor’s Society chapter realizes this and puts on an annual fundraising car wash to provide an extra hand to the after prom committee. Last year the group washed cars in isolated rain storms that came and went all day, this year, however, the group was greeted by a partly cloudy, mild day.
“[The car wash] went very well,” junior Michael Maxwell said. “And we made a lot more money than I expected to.”
Students gathered in the lower parking lot of Legend on April 12, at nine in the morning, and finished out the day raising a total of $337 for the after prom committee.
“We are so happy to help the after prom committee,” Legend teacher and chapter head Tina Stroman said. “I think people underestimate the importance of after prom and how good it is for kids.”
Legend students will gather on April 25 at Sherman Event Center in Denver for a night of dancing and bonding, and then will head to after-prom at Family Sports Center in Centennial for various games and ice skating until four in the morning on the 26th.
“Any way we can help [after prom], we are happy to!” Stroman said.