FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Jaumaria Paige is a senior at South Side High School looking forward to attending Ivy Tech after graduating, but there's one thing missing.
"When I heard it was canceled, that's when it really hit me. I was like this is really happening. There's no prom. I'm not going to find that dress I've always wanted to wear," Paige explained.
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However, Tulena Trowell-Wattley owner of Couture Cakes said she and several other businesses including The Pulse and Urban Update are putting together Prom In The City in July, so students like Jaumaria can get glammed up and celebrate and even become prom king and queen of the city.
"We had a lot of vendors in the city step up and offer us different perks for the kids. We just had the Glam Squad as part of the adopt a senior movement that's been all over Facebook. They've donated the Glam Squad for two girls to get their hair and dress, makeup, and photos, transportation and two free tickets to Prom In the City." Trowell-Wattley explained.
Prom in the City will be on July 18 at the Grand Wayne Center.
Registration and tickets can be found here.
A group of parents and community members are trying to do something similar for Angola High School seniors.
It's still in the planning stages, but they are also looking at having a prom event in July 31 with the Grand March starting at 6 p.m. at the museum.
"We're so fortunate to have the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, donate the space it’s such a beautiful venue, and it was the inspiration partly for our 1920's theme," organizer Christina Koher said.
There will be dinner for both events but both are hoping for more businesses to jump on board to help out wherever they can.