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 …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Patch readers voted, and the results are in; Men's Wearhouse and Images of Racine carry the very best prom attire. Congratulations!
Well, students, if you were wondering where to go for your tux or dress, Patch has the answer for you. According to a poll of Patch readers, your best best for the finest in formalwear is Men's Wearhouse for the gents and Images of Racine for the ladies. Congratulations to both! Readers chose from the following list: Prom dresses Tuxedos/Suits
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
For the first time, Union Grove High School students will attend Rotary Post Prom at the Sturtevant SportsPlex, and the red carpet entrances will be shown on broadcast television, Channel 18 WVTV.
Update, 8:30 pm, March 13: Post Prom Chair Julie Craig came to the Sturtevant Continual Committee meeting Tuesday to talk with trustees about plans and how the process is moving along. With nine high schools now attending and students asking for laser tag and live entertainment that includes fire dancers, moving to the Sturtevant SportsPlex was really about finding enough space. This will be first year since Post Prom began in 1953 that the annual event is not in the City of Racine. “We’re expecting around 1,800 students this year,” she said. “We do plan to utilize the whole complex.” This is also the first year Union Grove High School will attend and the red carpet arrivals will be broadcast live on Channel 18 WVTV and streamed online as …