Special Needs Population Prom is Apr. 28

Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC.
Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC.

The Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation department is hosting a Special Needs Population Prom on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. Dubbed “A Night in Hollywood,” the Special Needs Population Prom will include a red carpet, dinner, dancing, photos and formal attire.

Says Emily Randell, recreation services supervisor:

“The Special Needs Population Prom has become a popular event in this community. It provides a great atmosphere for attendees to socialize and enjoy a formal Hollywood themed dance.”

Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences is located at 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Happening 6-9pm, this annual event attracts all ages, from high school to senior citizens. The registration fee to attend is $7 for city residents and $10 for non-city residents. Pre-registration is required, and the deadline is April 16, 2018.

For more information on the prom and to register, call Randell at 252.972.1135. Anyone interested in attending the prom may also register by visiting the Parks and Recreation office located on the third floor of the Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building (City Hall), the Booker T. Washington Community Center, or the South Rocky Mount Community Center. 

Donations are currently being accepted for the event and to provide formal clothing for select attendees. Drop off prom dresses, dress shirts, ties, and suits at the South Rocky Mount Community Center. The center can accept donations Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm.

Randell is the point of contact for any individual or company who would like to offer monetary donations.

2018 Special Needs Population Prom flyer. Source: City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina
2018 Special Needs Population Prom flyer. Source: City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina

The city of Rocky Mount has been hosting this event for four years, organizing the theme and catered dinner. 

 

Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount

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