East Allegheny students to hold fashion show, fish fry to defray prom costs
East Allegheny High School students will be strutting their stuff and slinging slaw to help curb costs of their prom tickets this year.
They've planned two upcoming events — a fashion show this month and a fish fry in March — to defray the costs of the annual prom.
“It's probably one of our biggest fundraisers,” said Shannon Prest, 18, a senior from North Versailles, of the fashion show, which she helped plan last year. Members of the Junior Class Cabinet oversee its organization each year.
The East Allegheny Prom Fashion Show, “L'amour à Paris,” will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the cafeteria of the high school, 1150 Jacks Run Road, North Versailles. It will feature a ticket auction, a grand-prize prom package, 50-50 raffle and refreshments. Cost is $10. Tickets will be sold at the door.
This is the third year for the show, which will feature 30 models. The goal is to make $2,000, which will offset ticket prices. They typically range from $45 to $75, said Valerie Ekis, high school math teacher and sophomore/junior Class Cabinet sponsor.
This year's prom will be held on May 10 at Ferrante's Lakeview in Greensburg.
My Sissy's Closet in Greensburg donates dresses for the fashion show, and other school clubs contribute items for gift baskets to be auctioned off.
Stephanie Minnich, 18, a senior from North Versailles, who also helped plan the show last year, said while the event can be time-consuming to organize, it's worth it. She and Prest are helping the juniors put the show together.
“We'll be there to support them, wherever they need us,” Minnich said.
Once the fashion show is over, students will turn their attention to a fish fry to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. March 15, also in the high school cafeteria. Cost is $10 and includes a fish sandwich, French fries, coleslaw, dessert and beverage.
Rachel Weaver is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-320-7948 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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