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Dancing Under the Stars Prom 2021

Last Saturday night local juniors and seniors danced the night away at Camp Walter Johnson at a parent sponsored, community hosted prom. Thanks to the hard work of students, parents and organizers along with the generosity of our local business the night was indeed one to remember.


As is traditional the night was full of fun, laughter, food, photos and of course crowning of the prom King and Queen. This year those honors went to Avery Garner and Lillian Barker. Gloria Villegas was crowned Princess and Joseph A. Smith was named Prince. In addition, honors for Best Dressed girl went to Alaina Thompson and Best dressed boy to Jaden Surratt. Cathrine English and Colton Greene were voted Cutest couple.


This event could not have happened without the full support of our community. A big thank you to the following donators and supports who truly gave these young people a high school memory they will always cherish: Ira and Crystal Matney, Denton Wesleyan Church, Wesleyan Child Development Center, The Village Restaurant, Tim and Jennifer Stary, Keith and Lynn Davis, Jeff and Brandi Greene, Elizabeth’s Pizza, Kountry Korner Hardware, Anonymous Donors x2, Valeree Adams, Old Country Store, Rick’s Restaurant, Shane and Laura Barker, Thomas and Jeanette Hilliard, DR Mchone Trucking LLC, Becky Toler/Bling by Becky, Todd and Kelly Surratt, Mic and Ronda Walton, Kirby and Theresa Matthews, 7 Sisters Farm, Angela English, Ed’s Custom Woodwork, Advance Marine Solutions, Ranson and Amy Thompson, Raymond and Christian Blackwelder, Kathy Mullins, NH Med Services, Done Right Auto, Jessica Brewer, Dan and Mindy Efird, Tonya Johnson, Brenda Blackwelder, Elizabeth Elswick, Troutman’s BBQ, Shannon Curtis, Chad and Lauren Pope, Backyard Buildings, Candice Smith, Bobbie’s Tire, Arnold Automotive, Rock Garden, Amber Dillard, Leigh Parker, and Bayco Provisions.


Helpers and chaperones for the event included Jeff and Brandi Greene, Amy Thompson, Kevin and Stephanie Jones, Jenna and Nick Brewer, Chad and Lauren Pope, Shannon Curtis, Yvonne Leach (Nurse), Deputy Surratt, Kandi Bremer (Photographer), Aubri Greene (Photographer), Ed and Angela English, Kevin and Stephanie Jones, Shane and Regina Smith, Raymond and Christian Blackwelder, Candice Smith, Bethany Collins, Joni Martin (Nurse), Deputy Mullan, Regina Shaw (Photographer), Jonathan English (Assistant).


The organizers also extend a special thank you to Kelly Bledsoe/The Denton Orator, Keely Baynard/South 49 Threads, Joey and Jody Gathings: Night Shift DJ Service, all Camp Walter Johnson Staff, students and everyone who has pulled together and made this prom happen for our community!

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