2nd Annual 2nd Chance Dance – Enid’s Grown Up Prom
Enid, OK –This year’s 2nd Chance Dance Grown Up Prom will be held on Friday, May 4, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight at the Cherokee Strip Conference Center. Tickets are $20.00 and are available at the Enid Convention and Visitor’s Bureau or may be purchased online atwww.grownupprom.com. You may also get tickets by contacting the event’s planners through the 2nd Chance Dance Facebook page.
If you want to relive the awesome memories of your prom night or need a total do-over, the 2nd Chance Dance is the place to be. The 2nd Chance Dance is a fund raiser for the Enid United Way. All proceeds stay in Enid and assist in funding local bullying and suicide prevention programs.
The theme for this year’s event is “Old Hollywood.” That means glamour, paparazzi, red carpet, awards, walk of fame, acceptance speeches, Prom King & Queen, and beautiful classic cars. Music will be provided by Norman’s Talk of the Town Orchestra – a 17 piece big band, and 3D Soundz. Prom pictures will be available through Muncy Photography. Planners encourage attendees to participate in the theme, however, it is not required.
There will be a cash bar and a cigar bar will be available through Buck’s Party Shop. You must be 21 to attend.
Prom/formal attire is appropriate and the event planners would like to make it clear that this not your everyday stuffy prom, the event is a way to be silly and raise money for a good cause. Last year’s event brought $3,000 to local bullying and suicide programs.
According to the event website, Enid has suffered from several youth suicides in the past few years. Estimates are that adolescent suicide in Garfield County is almost double the state rate. Groups such as the Garfield County Suicide Prevention Task Force, Youth & Family Services, Integris-Meadowlake, local counseling centers and others are partnering together to reduce these numbers to zero. Efforts are underway to hold a suicide prevention conference with nationally recognized trainers here in our community to work with professionals, parents, teachers and other students in recognizing and preventing suicides.
Sponsors of this year’s event are Park Avenue Thrift, Groendyke Transport, Advance Pierre Foods, Temtrol, Ewbank, Hennigh & McVay, PLLC, the City of Enid, Northcutt Toyota and Bluejay’s Barber Shop and Beauty Bar.
For more information and to see pictures and video of last year’s event, please visit www.grownupprom.com.