Cole students Maxine Sidman and Kelsey Martirano afix an EG AfterProm decal to the door of Orange Leaf, 1000 Division St. Photo credits: EG News
All this talk of EG AfterProm – what is EG AfterProm? Turns out, it’s a movement that’s been growing steadily since summer and has staked its flag on the hours following the 2015 EG prom. This group is not taking no for an answer. EG AfterProm is going to happen.
There is precedent. Barrington and Warwick are two communities that have embraced the idea of keeping teens safe on prom night by holding an substance-free “after party” after the formal prom.
It will be held at the high school, but in the hours between the end of the school day and the start of EG AfterProm, the school will be transformed into something new and exciting, said Mary Louise Formisano, the driving force behind EG AfterProm. Once the kids are there, activities will unfold over the night and into the early morning hours, culminating with a giant raffle in which all in attendance receive something.
But Formisano admits there is much work to be done to make this happen. A band of committed individuals have joined the cause. And some businesses have already answered the call. A group of Cole Middle School students who support the idea of an EG AfterProm presented EG AfterProm decals to those businesses in November.
The students liked the idea of an after-prom event and want to make sure it’s around by the time they get to attend prom.
Cole Middle School students Maxine Sidman, Ellie Sheridan, Kelsey Martirano and Molly Souness present an EG AfterProm decal to the manager at Orange Leaf at 1000 Division Street. Orange Leaf has committed to providing frozen yogurt for the event. Credit: EG News
According to Lisa Sussman, who’s heading up communications for EG AfterProm, it’s in everyone in the community’s best interest to support EG AfterProm.
“If you have that decal, it lets everyone know you’re there. You support this. You support safety in this town. You support our kids,” she said. “The one thing that people always talk about is why you come here – it’s for the school system. So, you’re supporting the thing that’s most important for this town.”
If you are interested in learning more about EG AfterProm, email afterpromeg