Payson High Celebrates Prom Saturday Night At Kohl's Ranch

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Dozens of Rim country students -- from kindergarten to seniors -- have been working tirelessly for the last few weeks to make sure Saturday night's prom at Kohl's Ranch is a memorable and safe event for those attending.


Kindergarten and first-grade students at Julia Randall School made colorful placemats that warn students against drinking and driving and doing drugs.


The mats will be on the tables at various area restaurants couples will be going to before the prom.


Abigail Reisdorf, a member of the prom committee and Students Against Destructive Decisions, and Katie Langeliers said SADD members will have Prom Promise cards tucked in flowers, tuxedos and in gifts.


SADD adviser Sandy Gunter said she ordered candles and candy for the seniors, but the company she ordered from got the order mixed up and sent beer and champagne glasses, which have been traditional.


Gunter will be giving them out, a gesture she said carries a mixed message. She said each glass will carry one of the little cards with the Prom Promise that says: "I promise not to use alcohol or other drugs. I promise not to get in a car with someone else that has had alcohol or other drugs."


The junior class is taking on the traditional work of planning and decorating and will be out at Kohl's Ranch Friday and Saturday putting up decorations that follow this year's theme, "Wish upon a star.

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