Snow Cancels Proms To Disappointment of Students, Businesses

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

The spring storm has brought some disappointment for some Colorado Springs high school students. The dresses have been bought, the tuxes rented, but there was no prom Friday for students at Lewis Palmer High School, Peyton High School and James Irwin Charter High School and Calhan High School has canceled prom Saturday night.

Those proms will be rescheduled but students and business owners are bummed about the news. Tuxedo shops, florists and limo services are all in a sticky position, after already being hired for their services... that are no longer needed.

The owner of Tuxedo Junction, a tuxedo shop in the Citadel Mall, says he will give kids in store credit to use when their prom is rescheduled. Top Gun Limo says they will also work with customers to try to postpone their reservations, or refund the 10 percent down payment.

One local florist tells 11 News she's heartbroken. Teresa Cole, the owner of Chapel Hills Florist, says she's been working long hours to get all of the boutonnieres and corsages made. They're ready, and she can't afford to give refunds. Now, she's just hoping mother nature cooperates Saturday because at least five more high schools are supposed to have prom.

Peyton's prom has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 18. James Irwin Charter High School has been rescheduled for May 1. Lewis Palmer's prom has been rescheduled for May 8. Calhan High School is not sure when their prom will be rescheduled.


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  • by Tim and DeAnna Skrastins Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 18, 2009 at 06:48 PM
    Hey, if you missed out on the Prom events this year because of the crazy storm this weekend give Image Factory Photography a call. We'll offer a FUN session for you and your date! 719-219-9791
  • by Keri Location: c/s on Apr 18, 2009 at 01:06 PM
    Proms are a lot of fun but I can't feel sorry for the parents who treat the prom as if their kids are getting married!! Flowers, limo, expensive dresses, on and on it goes. Let's get real and get back to basics - and stop acting like a prom is the be all end all of life - get real people
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