Jackson Parish family gives daughter a special “Quarantine Prom”

It is one of the most memorable events in a teenager’s life. What is being referenced is the annual Junior/Senior Prom that is traditionally held each year at every high school across the nation each spring.

Girls shop for weeks for the perfect dress or have one custom made. Boys go to the men’s clothing store to get fitted for what for many of them is the first tuxedo they have ever worn. Yet this year this age old tradition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak that has caused schools and their activities to be shut down.

For Kari and Wayne Thomas of Quitman the thought of their graduating senior daughter, Ashton having to miss out on this special event this was just too much to take. As result they came up with a most novel idea. They decided to hold a “quarantine prom” at their home an event that will forever be treasured by their grateful daughter.

“I wasn’t really expecting it,” said Ashton in an interview with KNOE-TV news who did a feature story on the creative event this past Wednesday, April 8th. “When my father told me to go put on my prom dress I thought maybe he was planning on taking some pictures or something. When I came downstairs and they had the table set with my favorite food and the music was playing it was a really nice surprise.”

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