By Ronda Pounds
ASD Public Relations Coordinator
The junior class of Ashdown High School would like to invite the public to the 8th annual Prom Grand March on Saturday, April 6, at 5 p.m. on the steps of the Little River County Courthouse.
The first Grand March originated in 2012 by 2012 AHS graduate, Miranda Hopson as a result of creating a project in her EAST class. She stated, “that her friends in Texarkana hosted a promenade before the prom and thought the idea would be something the students in Ashdown would participate.” With the help from her classmate, Olivia Mize, they set in motion the steps to approve the promenade. Now, the march has become a tradition utilizing the beautiful grounds of the historic courthouse as a favorite photo setting.
The promenade of AHS juniors and seniors in all their prom finery is the perfect “photo op” for friends and relatives to view the procession. The Prom Royalty Court will consist of 10 Ashdown seniors. The senior class will elect a King and Queen with four attendants. The court will be presented at the march and the king and queen announced at the prom.
In the event of rain, the Prom March will be cancelled and not rescheduled.
Those attending the Prom March are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for comfort and enjoyment.
The Ashdown High School ‘Practice’ Gym will be the setting for the Community/Alumni Prom on Friday night and Saturday Night for the “Diamonds Are Forever” AHS 2019 Junior/Senior Prom. Please enter through the high school main entrance at 171 South Locust.
The Community/Alumni Prom will be on Friday, April 5, from 7-8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be music playing from each decade. Dancing is welcomed. This is your opportunity to see the transformation of the gym and enjoy an evening of dancing and reminiscing. Come see what the students and sponsors did to create this magical night. Admission Friday night is free.
On Saturday night, there will be free valet parking provided by community volunteers, refreshments provided by First United Methodist Church, and a bag/coat check available. The AHS Prom will be from 9 p.m. to midnight. The cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple. A free photo booth will be provided by the school.