My Senior prom dress didn't come from a fancy boutique. It wasn't strapless or daring as some of the prom dresses we have seen the past several years. I don't recall ANY girl at the prom wearing anything other than maybe sleeveless and a slightly scooped neck. And there weren't any limo rides to get to the prom; boys usually borrowed their dad's car if they didn't have wheels of their own. There wasn't a fancy dinner for the whole class before the prom but there were parties after the prom...at various parent's homes, well chaperoned. Other than that, we danced to the music that was popular at that time, and the prom was held in a highly decorated school auditorium/gymnasium.
For the past several years, the students of Newberry have spent their prom on a romantic island. I don't know if limos were involved to get the kids FROM Newberry to the ferry docks in St. Ignace but they got there some how. From there they were delivered to Mackinac Island, where a horse drawn carriage ride took them to Mission Point ( a fancy restaurant/resort/ hotel) on the Island.
Upon arrival to Mission Point, they had their buffet dinner and afterwards music and dancing. The prom ended at 11 p.m. with a carriage ride back to the boat which took them back to St. Ignace...and then back to reality of home.
Doesn't that sound like a nice prom? I wonder how many other schools can boast going to an island for their prom?
So what DO you remember about your prom?
- Cathy Clementz
- A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!