Racine Post Prom going virtual due to COVID-19

Festival Hall event had been planned for Aug. 8-9
Posted at 11:02 AM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 12:02:11-04

RACINE — Racine Post Prom and a Night to Remember, a 60-year tradition for graduating seniors, will now be a virtual event due to health concerns involving large group gatherings.

Instead of hosting a dance and party at Festival Hall, the Racine Founders Rotary Club is working on a different plan for August 8-9.

"We have a vision of a celebration held at various locations throughout the county and coming together for a virtual dance," the group announced on its Twitter page.

The Rotary Club is encouraging seniors to get dressed up and enjoy dinner at local restaurants, and hoping local restaurants and businesses will reach out and invite small groups of seniors to enjoy a special night.

The club also plans to connect for a virtual dance, which would include cameos from local and national celebrities, shout-outs, and interviews. It also encourages photo submissions of seniors enjoying themselves doing different activities around town.

"The virtual dance is our best effort to offer a safe solution vs. mass gathering," the Club posted. "We also hope this deters drinking and driving, which is the reason our event started in the first place."

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