If the prom didn't turn out as planned years ago – didn't get the date you wanted, your hair refused to cooperate or a huge zit appeared on the end of your nose at the last minute – never fear, the Lebanon High School Band Boosters are offering a do-over.
For the third year, the club that keeps the Lebanon High School award-winning band marching will feature the Second Chance Prom. It promises to be an evening of laid-back fun.
Band Boosters President Joyce Berry, band parent Tracie Gatlin and Prom Co-Coordinator Buffy Merrell hand delivered tickets to Sheriff Robert Bryan.
"This is a challenge to other elected officials to buy tickets for this good cause," Bryan said, adding if he lost the tickets his wife would kill him.
The prom is planned for June 15 from 7-11 p.m. at the newly renovated Capitol Theatre, just of the square in Lebanon. The theme for the event is "Back to the '50s," and there will be dancing to the music of the band "Those Guys and That Girl." There will be a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres and what prom would be complete without prom pictures to remember the occasion.
Again this year, there will be four couples vying for the title of prom king and queen. The winners will be determined by how much money they raise in their campaign
The group needs sponsors to make the Second Chance Prom a success, and they hope having Bryan kick off the campaign will prompt local businesses to consider helping out.
A $500 donation will make the donor a title sponsor and comes with four tickets. A title sponsor will get their business logo on top of the prom advertising poster and their name will be announced at the event. A $300 donation will make the donor a auction sponsor and comes with two tickets. These donors will have their logo on the bottom of the advertising poster and on each bid sheet at the silent auction. A $150 donation gets the donor two tickets and their name on the bottom of the poster, as well.
The goal is to supplement the band's funds to buy new instruments so it can continue to excel, and so they can make a trip to Disneyland to perform.
"The band has done really, really well," said Wilson sheriff's Lt. Steve Gatlin, who is the proud dad of a band member. "They work really hard, and it requires of lot of support and money."
Tickets to the event are $40 and are available at the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce or Crystal Couture, both on the Lebanon square.
"It's a lot of fun," Merrell said.
For more information or to buy tickets, call 615-680-2247.