A couple factors make the Mormon prom unique. First, modesty was a must. For the young women, modest dresses with shoulder covering and at least knee length were required. For the young men, suit jacket, button down shirt with tie, and dress shoes were required. Second, each teenager was required to sit down with a local bishop where they agreed to dress and to dance appropriately avoiding full body contact or suggestive moves. Third, the cost of a ticket was only $10 compared to the high school tickets that run about $50.
In conjunction with the prom, the planning committee held a Creative Asking Contest. Rebekah Lee, the winner, asked her date by using a bubble testing sheet. They were having a test in her AP Biology class, and she asked the teacher to hand him a bubble answer sheet already filled in with the words PROM spelled in the bubbles with her name, location, date, and time on the top. He responded by giving her flowers along with a CD that he made.
Many months of preparation went into planning the dance and evening. It took the assistance of approximately 60 adults to make the evening a success. Jennifer Crotts, one of the organizers of the prom, stated, “We received so many answered prayers as we planned this event. From the very beginning we were blessed to find the perfect place to hold this prom to the very end when all the youth showed up and had a perfect evening. The greatest success had to be watching such great youth come together looking so amazing and having so much fun.”
Pictures were taken by Cherise Glauser. More pictures can be seen here- http://ldsprom.pass.us/ldsprom/