Allatoona High's prom will be held April 20 at the Georgia Freight Depot.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
This week's "spotlight" is on a group of local students who are making a difference by showing their "Strength in Stilettos."
This week's Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Weekend & Community Spotlight features the 3rd Annual Prom Dress Consignment Sale at Allatoona High School. As prom season approaches, young ladies from Allatoona High and Kennesaw Mountain High are doing their part to make the big dance affordable for everyone. The event organized by Strength in Stilettos is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Last year, shoppers had the opportunity to choose from more than 400 "gently loved" dresses. This year, there will be long and short formal dresses, shoes and handbags available for sale.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Some parents and students at a high school in Indiana want to hold a separate prom that would ban gay students from attending. Tell us what you think of their plans.
Two proms could be offered to students in an Indiana town this spring. Several parents and students at Sullivan High School in Sullivan, Ind., recently met at a church to discuss holding a separate prom—one that would ban gay students from attending, according to NBC 2 in Terra Haute, Ind. "We want to make the public see that we love the homosexuals, but we don't think it's right nor should it be accepted," a local student told the television station. Several pastors in the community support the idea, according to the TV station, as does a special education teacher at a nearby school system. According to theindychannel.com, Diana Medley, who teaches at nearby North Central Jr./Sr. High School in the Northeast School Corporation, told NBC 2…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The nonprofit organization is seeking your help to make the move from Kennesaw.
Becca's Closet Atlanta, a nonprofit organization helping girls in financial need find dresses for school events such as prom, has found a home in Acworth after being "homeless" for a few weeks. The group stayed rent-free in a donated space on Kennesaw's historic Cherokee Street the past two years, but the location was leased recently. Acworth Patch posted a letter from Becca's Closet Atlanta seeking help from the public. This week someone gave Becca’s Closet a house on 10 acres at 5830 Forest Dr. in the Cherokee part of Acworth. But the modular home needs serious repair. "We are now in need of the community's help to repair the home before we can move the 3,000 dresses and racks that we currently have," said Renae Gunter, manager of Becca'…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The non-profit group needs help finding a new home in order to keep helping girls in the Metro Atlanta Area make it to proms.
Dear Friends of the Community, For 8 years Becca's Closet Atlanta's Kennesaw Chapter has collected thousands of dresses to distribute to girls in financial need free of charge. This award winning branch of the nation-wide non-profit has gone above and beyond to host fashion shows, help other state chapters get their start, and this year hosts their first Hospital Prom at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Now we find ourselves needing special help to continue our mission of making a difference for girls in need; we need a new location. For two years we have been grateful to stay rent free in a donated space on Kennesaw's historic Cherokee Street. The location has now been leased and it is time for us to move by the end of prom …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Here are the things you need to know before heading out the door on May 3.
1. Weather. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m., with a high temp near 69 degrees and wind between 5 and 15 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. The NWS predicts the rainfall amount to be between a quarter and half of an inch. Going into tonight, there will likely be occasional showers and a thunderstorm before 8 p.m. Temperature will drop to a low around 43 degrees. North wind is between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation during the night is 80 percent. 2. In case you missed it. Viewfinder Photo Gallery: Allatoona High School Prom: Allatoona High School held a successful prom night for the school'…
Monday, May 2, 2011
The Allatoona Prom was held at Embassy Suites Kennesaw.
Allatoona High School held a successful prom night for the school's juniors and seniors at Embassy Suites in Kennesaw. DJ Lewis brought the tunes, as Allatoona students enjoyed an evening of entertainment with their peers as well as teachers and administrators. Many young ladies wore dresses that were given a second chance to benefit the Strength in Stilettos Program, a female student organization made up of students from Allatoona and Harrison High Schools. The program aims at supporting and empowering girls through promoting academic success and community involvement.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Prom season is upon us, so check out these 5 great places to select your prom dresses, tuxedo rentals, and flowers for your big day!
Patch Picks highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more. Want to suggest a list? Submit your idea in the comment box Shopping for Prom
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Dust off your sandals, put the pea coat in the closet and enjoy this weekend with the help of Patch.
The weekend is fast approaching! Time to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather. Patch has some helpful suggestions for you to soak up the sun. 1. Bone Chiller at the Ridge Where/When: Ridge Road Baseball Complex (911 Hughes Road, Dallas); Fri－Sun, 5 p.m. Why Go: Because nothing says “Summer's right around the corner” like kids playing baseball. Pricing: $5, 12 and under free. 2. Northwest Georgia Home and Garden Show Where/When: Clarence Brown Conference Center; Sat, 10 a.m. －5 p.m.; Sun, 1 p.m.－5 p.m. Why Go: Because you want to check out the newest ideas in home décor, lawncare, and might want to buy a new lawnmower after 20 years. Pricing: Free 3. Senior Shenanigans Where/When: The Grand Theatre; Sat, 7 p.m. Why Go: You don't want to…