By Heather Lusk
When Zionsville Community High School students visit the annual After Prom festivities this year, they’ll be thrown into all of the elements from a Scooby Doo cartoon with “Mysteries at Midnight.”
The public is invited to a free preview of the decorations from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 22 at the high school with refreshments provided by the National Honor Society.
“It’s a great opportunity to see what the high schoolers are doing and give kids an introduction to the high school,” said ZCHS parent Cheryl Rolland, who serves on the committee. “It’s a fun opportunity for parents to bring their kids.”
The annual After Prom, free to those attending the dance and their guests, gives students a safe and fun place to celebrate into the wee hours of the morning.
Seniors who did not attend the prom are able to purchase tickets to attend. Last year, roughly 800 students attended.
ZCHS parent Jodi Beebe and the After Prom committee create the theme each year and chose Scooby Doo because of the variety it offered to create unique areas.
“She tries to come up with something that is different, that is engaging to kids,” Rolland said.
Rolland added that many parents and grandparents will come through and reminisce about their time at the high school.
Rolland said 150 volunteers begin their work to transform sections of the school after dismissal on Friday and continue working all day Saturday.
“We are usually still putting things together right up until the time that After Prom begins,” Rolland said. “Every time you walk through you think this has to be the best one, then you walk through the next year and think they’ve outdone themselves again.”