Community members giving students a prom night to remember in May at Kylan Barn

DELMAR, Del.- Prom is such a special night for high school students and with schools still deciding whether or not they will host prom due to the pandemic, members of the community are planning to give students a prom night to remember.

“It warms my heart that we are able to do this, as I said, give that sense of hope,” said Maria Demetriou of Downtown Bridal.

Maria Demetriou and Kyle Hughes, of Kylan Barn, formed a non-profit organization called “A Change of Events Inc.” to put on a regional prom for lower Eastern Shore students.

They said students need something to look forward to during this uncertain time.

“This has been such a trying year for all of our seniors, not to mention last years seniors who didn’t get to have an end of the year,” Demetriou said.

The Regional Prom will be held in May at Kylan Barn in Delmar over the course of three days in two shifts a day.

We are told that they are able to have this event because the barn has the capacity to be open, people can be socially distanced and they will follow CDC guidelines.

“It will be scanned tickets, everyone will get their temperature checked,” Demetriou said. “There will be different stations around the property, tented things to do, games to play.”

Hughes said there will be a photographer for pictures, a DJ for dancing and a virtual streamed Grand March when students come into the barn.

He added that with all these things to look forward to, he wants the kids to make some great memories.

“So, it’s just the anticipation, the build up and then walking down this giant red carpet and you know, I just hope they’re excited as much as we are,” Hughes said.

And while there’s still some time before the event happens, we are told there is already interest.

“We are getting a lot of great response from people and it’s going to be a fun thing,” Hughes said.

The event will happen May 10, 11, and 12.

We are told the prom will be for 2020 and 2021 grads and there will be a fee of $25.

The non-profit is still looking for sponsors and volunteers.

To find more information about the prom, click here.

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