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Penns Valley High School holds junior-senior prom

by on May 13, 2015 2:58 PM

BOALSBURG — Students from Penns Valley High School honored a long tradition Friday, May 8, by holding their annual junior-senior prom at Mountain View Country Club in Boalsburg.

Senior class adviser Barbara Kitchen said there were around 185 tickets sold for the event.

Couples dressed in elegant gowns and tuxedos, as well as parents, family members and friends, arrived well in advance of the 7 p.m. starting time to enjoy the spectator sport of prom watching. Some couples chose to make grand entrances into the parking lot, arriving in chauffeured limousines or vintage cars. Davey Keller drove up in a creamy yellow 1954 Studebaker coupe, which had been rebuilt by his grandfather Dennis Foust over a 20-year period.

After a time of handshakes, hugs and countless photos, the students lined up at the building entrance and filed in to the ballroom in a scene reminiscent of the red carpet on Oscar night.

Inside, disc jockey Andy Landis, who is also a teacher at Penns Valley, was playing wall-thumping rock 'n' roll music, and the students soon took to the dance floor. Landis recently had been hospitalized and was released just in time for his prom duties.

I couldn’t miss this,” he said.

Thanks to perfect weather, the dancing spilled out onto a terrace beside the ballroom. Flanked by blossoming trees, couples swayed to the music in the cool sunset air.


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