(Le Mars) — With the theme “Night in the Spotlight” Gehlen Catholic will celebrate its Junior-Senior prom this Saturday. Aubree Nilles is a junior at Gehlen, and is a member of the prom organizing committee. Nilles is the daughter of Lee and Angela Nilles. She says couples will be made to feel like Hollywood
Stars when walking down the promenade.
Nilles says the “Hollywood” signs in the Gehlen gym will resemble the famous “Hollywood” sign found in the hills of southern California overlooking many movie
studios. The evening’s activities will begin with a mandatory Mass for the students and their dates, followed by the promenade, then the students will enjoy a banquet meal at the Willow Creek Golf Course Country Club. Meredith Kellen,
another prom committee member, and daughter of Tom and Laurie Kellen, says Central Catering of Hawarden will prepare the
meal to be served at Willow Creek.
Following the banquet, the students will enjoy dancing to the music provided by a disc jockey. Then, the after-prom party will take place in Sioux City at what is known as “Drop Zone” an arena featuring several trampolines allowing the students
to participate in various types of games and sports while jumping on trampolines.
The three girls on the Gehlen prom committee mentioned that all students will board a bus to Sioux City’s “Drop Zone.” Students will not be allowed to drive themselves to the after-prom activities. Kellen says during the banquet, a
program containing photos of the Seniors will be showcased.
Katelyn Langel, the daughter of Mick and Tami Langel says the junior class has been working on the preparations for prom since September. She explains how the junior class selected the chosen theme.
The three members of the Gehlen prom committee says the class raised money for the prom by selling sub sandwiches and operating the concession stand.