Sunday, May 20, 2012
Moving Post Prom to Sturtevant didn't sit well with some, but most parents were pleased.
Post Prom preparation continued even as parents were taking tours of the Sturtevant SportPlex Saturday. From setting up the different "countries" to traveling to Las Vegas and the Old West, kids are going to have one heck of a night. For the most part, parents were supportive of the move to Sturtevant and the need to buy tickets for the bleachers. Those without tickets stood behind a snow fence across the street from the red carpet. "We appreciate it because it's better crowd control," said Tena Chaffee. Gloria Jacobsen first attended prom in 1965 at Memorial Hall and said what's important is that the post prom tradition continues. "This looks like a great place to have this event for the kids," she said. "Every year is bigger so we need …
Patch will be checking in with students throughout the area as they get ready and head off to Prom and Post Prom. Stay with us for updates.
Post Prom was an amazing success from where we stood both inside and outside the Sturtevant SportPlex. The gowns were amazing and there were a surprising number of white tuxedos on the young men accented with the colors from their date's dress. Perhaps one of the highlights of the evening was learning that Park senior Melvin Bedford was named prom king. Bedford suffered a heart attack while playing basketball two years ago that resulted in global brain damage. Just seven months after he collapsed, Bedford returned to school, but doctors said he would never play basketball again. This past February, though, Bedford took to the court to make the first shot of Park's last regular season game. Do you have photos to share? Upload them here!
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Patch stopped by the SportsPlex for a sneak peek at Post Prom's new home. Take a look at how things are shaping up, and stay tuned for more.
The SportsPlex has been turned into a world tour. Check out the photos Patch captured at the pre-Post Prom tour.
From getting ready to being inside Post Prom, we know the cameras were snapping! See and share your prom day photos on Patch.
There's nothing like Prom in Racine, and we know you're planning to capture many special moments, from exchanging corsages and bouttonnieres at home to the motorcade and red carpet arrival, to the festivities inside Post Prom. Patch will be there, too, capturing Racine's high school students as they get ready and head off to the celebration. We'll share our photos here, and hope you will, too. To upload, you'll need a free Patch account. If you don't have one, click here to sign up. Then, you'll be able to use the Upload Photos and Videos to add your pictures and video clips to the gallery. Return to:
Friday, May 18, 2012
Kraig Karson, one of the afternoon personalities from 103.7 Kiss FM, and Hannah Kultgen, a 2005 graduate of St. Catherine's, will provide commentary on the red carpet at Post Prom 2012.
Have you heard? This year's Post Prom red carpet hosts will be Kraig Karson from 103.7 Kiss FM and Hannah Kultgen, a graduate of St. Cat's. This is Karson's first time out, but Kultgen is returning for her second year as co-host. Karson is not afraid to admit that he was not the first choice to co-host the red carpet for Post Prom 2012, but he said he is a little anxious about having to dress up. Wes McKane, one of the morning drive personalities, hosted with Kultgen last year and was asked back, but a scheduling conflict had him turning to Karson. "Wes really wanted to do it so when he told me about how amazing this event is and how much fun he had, I had to say 'yes,'" he told Patch during a phone interview Thursday. "I've looked up the …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Only a few roads in the Renaissance Business Park will completely close for the evening, but we have the routes promgoers will take to help make any travel you do Saturday night a little easier.
One of the great traditions of prom in the greater Racine area is the motorcade from the schools to the post prom celebration. This year, with Post Prom at the SportPlex in Sturtevant, routes, of course, are a little different. The good news is that only a handful of roads will closely entirely between 8 and 11 pm, and those streets are all inside the Renaissance Business Park; Renaissance Blvd., Science Drive, Stellar Avenue, and Enterprise Drive. Lt. Charles Weitzel of the Racine Police Department is leading the coordination, and he said drivers who might be out and about Saturday will be able to travel freely except when the parade of cars is actually using an intersection. "This isn't like the presidential motorcade where we shut down …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The venue may have changed from Racine to Sturtevant, but the night promises to be a ton of fun and parents can watch this unique event.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
If you are heading to the Sturtevant Sportsplex to watch the post prom activities, on Saturday, here’s what you’ll need to know. The 2012 Rotary Passport to Prom will be held from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Sturtevant Sportsplex, 10116 Stellar Ave, according to a press release. Hosted by the Downtown Rotary Club, the event will be aired live from 8 to 11 p.m. on WVTV Channel 18. Viewers can also watch Rotary Post Prom online at: www.CW18Milwaukee.com. Parents, families and friends will be able to sit in the bleachers to watch the red carpet arrivals and can follow Washington Avenue west to West Road. Turn left and follow the signs to find a spot in the parking lot of the Andis Company. Dozens of students helped to plan this year’s gala and …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Patch offered the chance to win a Racine-area date night in exchange for uploading a prom photo. Nine people took us up on the chance, and Veronica is our winner!
We had 19 photos added to our prom photo gallery, representing nine total entries. We turned to www.random.org gave us our winner: Veronica Woodward! Congratulations, Veronica! We'll be in touch soon to arrange for you to get your gift certificates. Thanks to Albertinho, Amanda DeSonia, Kylee Copeland, Montana Beanblossom, Chris Wright, Heather Keung, Jesse Booker and Alex for entering.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Whether you went for the top hat and tails, the sequins, or the orange plaid cummerbund, the memories are worth sharing the photo with Patchland. Not to mention you could win a prize valued at more than $200.
Few mementos date us like the high school prom photo. Did you rock the baby-blue ruffled shirt? Dazzle in the 3-hoop pink dress? Was your hair visible from outer space? Today it might all seem a tad embarrassing, but your old prom photos are still good enough to win a modern Grownup Date Night worth more than $200, courtesy of Patch and its partners. Here’s how to participate: One winner will be selected at random to receive a prize package that includes: Join this virtual tour down memory lane by uploading your old prom photo. If there’s a great story behind the picture, write it in the photo caption or share it in the comments. Happy reminiscing!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Yes, in Racine we love our prom. But are we going a bit overboard with how much we're spending these days? While midwesterners spent an average of $700, financial experts say our spending has "run amok."
I love my child. She works two jobs, gets good grades and knows her way around the bargain racks when it comes to shopping. Over the years she has come to expect financial limits from me, and she's not ashamed to 'shop vintage' at Goodwill or go without. She's also had a student checking account for well over a year, and she knows how to spend money wisely and knows the value of saving money. And while I've grown accustomed to paying cash for things, I've recently discovered that what she and I are spending for her to go to prom is in line with what others seem to be spending in the Midwest... about $700, according to a story published on Mail.com. This includes the dress, the nails, the hair, the make-up, the shoes, and the flowers. Is …