By Dawn Dando
SHERBURNE – The Special Programs prom was held on Friday, May 13, in the Sherburne-Earlville HS/Middle School café. This was the sixth year for this very special event. “Hooray for Hollywood” was the theme. Julie Burns donated decorations that Mr. Dando and his BOCES carpentry students made for last year’s prom to morph the café into a Hollywood gala. Eric Turner donated his time before and after the prom by hanging the crystal ball and helping with everything that needed a ladder. Mrs. Vandernaut, S-E substitute donated time helping us decorate. Without the help of these special people, it would be an impossible feat to muster by ourselves … thank you!
Since this prom’s inception in 2006, the event has grown. Our first prom entertained twenty-nine attendees. In 2007 there were thirty-five and in 2008 there were thirty-eight attendees. This year thirty-eight students attended from SE and four attended from BOCES. It was reported by many that, “it just gets better and better each year!” As the students entered through the tunnel they immediately had their photos taken by Nova Friar, assisted by Jenifer Howard.