Preparing for a roarin’ good time: What to expect at Prom and After Prom

Each year, seniors have the opportunity to attend Prom in high fashion. Dressed to the nines, students crowd into a ballroom to enjoy their last high school dance together. This year, the Davenport RiverCenter will host the Roaring ‘20’s/Great Gatsby themed event on May 6 from 8:30 to 11:00 p.m.

Students will be greeted with tall vases stuffed with feathers, pearls, and black and white photos of Bettendorf seniors as well as gold, black, and white balloons adorning the walls and entranceway to match the 1920’s era. There will be a supervised area for students to store their personal belongings during the dance.

After dancing the night away at the RiverCenter, seniors and their dates are welcomed to continue their Gatsby-esque evening at the high school. Lasting from 11:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., the After Prom Event, or A.P.E., offers a fun parent-run event to end the night. Students can munch on free pizza, Chick-Fil-A, Buffalo Wild Wings, chips, popcorn, snack mix, and candy between playing rounds of laser tag and Zorb ball soccer or taking pictures in a 1920’s style car cutout. Ten to fifteen daring students will also be hypnotized on the PAC stage, surely making a scene and providing laughs for their classmates. Every Bettendorf senior attending will receive a prize, over 100 gift cards will be raffled off throughout the night, and larger prizes such as televisions and mini refrigerators will be raffled off at the end of the night.

Tickets for Prom and A.P.E. will be available in the activities office beginning Tuesday, April 25. While tickets for both events are free, all students need one to be admitted. Students are encouraged to attend both events, as they are sure to be a roarin’ good time.


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