For Life Skills’ students in seven schools in the Mon Valley and South Hills area, May brings the opportunity to attend a prom that they’ll never forget.
High school students from Elizabeth Forward, Chartiers Valley, Bethel Park, South Fayette, Baldwin, South Allegheny and Keystone Oaks school districts regularly meet to interact for social and educational opportunities. As one of their activities, the schools have included a prom in the host school’s gym with lunch provided by the cafeteria and entertainment by the staff. This year, Elizabeth Forward School District is hosting the prom and wanted to enhance it to be more like a high school prom. Through one of our administrators, they were connected with Hello Productions‘ very own Director of Marketing & Events, Colleen Geletko.
Colleen became involved and offered her event planning services free of charge. After meeting with district administrators, she began spreading awareness about the event within the event industry and signed on some of the region’s most talented vendors. Bella Sera in Canonsburg, PA will serve as the venue of the prom, donating the venue and providing a very fair catering package which has been sustained by generous supporters including U. S. Steel, PJ Dick Inc and P.E.M.CO Educational & Contract Furniture. In March, female students visited Allegheny County’s Project Prom store and selected dresses, shoes and accessories, while male students are being provided suits from staff and students at the districts. On the morning of the prom, Image One Salon will visit Elizabeth Forward High School and South Hills Beauty Academy will visit other participating schools to provide haircuts for the male students and light make up and updos for the female students. When the students arrive at Bella Sera, each will receive a boutonniere or corsage provided by Dragonfly Florist.
At the prom, students will be entertained by Comedy Magician Lee Terobosic and DJ Mike Ley of Marquee Wedding Company. Josh Mariana Photography will provide photography and videography services, as well as a photo booth for students to capture their experience with friends. A student from each school will be recognized on the Congeniality Court. The prom will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.
Next year’s prom will be hosted by another of the seven districts. Hello Productions and many of the vendors hope to stay involved with this annual event and help it to continue to grow. For more information on how to get involved with this year’s prom, please contact Colleen Geletko at Hello Productions. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.