May 21, 2022
Racine County Fairgrounds
Racine Founders Rotary Club is excited to present the 2022 Post Prom event! To facilitate a safe, outdoor event for our class of 2022 seniors, this year’s event will once again be at Racine County Fairgrounds.
Our committee works year-round to prepare an amazing event for the Class of 2022. We know you are excited to know more about ticket and viewer bleacher sales. With all the changes being made to accommodate the new event site and Covid guidelines, it is requiring additional attention to make sure every detail is thought out thoroughly. We promise we will release information as soon as we can.
We will be keeping many of the traditions that make Post Prom so special such as live coverage and student motorcade, but including appropriate safety precautions to make sure all attendees have a memorable experience just as generations of Racine residents have had.
Racine Rotary Clubs have had a long and proud tradition of hosting Post Prom since 1953. It was established to provide a safe and fun environment for area graduating seniors following their respective school proms. This event is truly a Racine treasure that has grown to over 1,300 participants. The event is just one of the ways Rotary has strived to put “Service Above Self” and has been serving the Racine community for over 100 years.
VIP Spectator Bleacher Seats – TO BE ANNOUNCED!!
Parents & spectators are welcome to watch this year’s Rotary Post Prom Parade in person from the bleachers with a pre-purchased $10/ticket only. We apologize but NO complimentary standing seats are available. Visitors must enter off of Hwy 11 and park in that northern designated section of the parking lot only.
Please enter via Hwy 11 at the entrance designated on the Map of Grounds and park in the northern designated section of the parking lot. The main entrance will be for exiting the grounds only.
Recommendations for a Great Spectator Experience:
Please remember this is park terrain. Some of the walkways are paved but some areas are uneven. Prom activities are also spread around the park. The entire viewing area is outdoors and uncovered. Temperatures do drop in the evenings and being spring in Wisconsin, rain can never be ruled out. It is best to watch weather forecasts and prepare accordingly.
Spectator Event Rules:
Absolutely no spectators are allowed to walk on the red carpet or enter the motorcade area. There will be hundreds of vehicles driving through and this is to keep attendees and spectators safe.
Masks and social distancing rules should be observed at all times. Masks are not required on the red carpet. If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, please refrain from attending for the safety of our attendees, volunteers, and other spectators.
Spectator Completion of Motorcade
To ensure as many people get the opportunity to see their attendees, we ask that you leave the fairgrounds once your school has arrived. Roads will be dark for return trips, so please travel smartly and safely.
The motorcade will enter the fairgrounds via the back entrance off Hwy 45.
Please keep in mind the motorcade timeline is an estimation. The length of the motorcade and traffic will have an impact on the timeline. School arrivals will be announced when their motorcades arrive at the fairgrounds.
THANK YOU 2021 Post Prom Sponsors!!
|CCB Technology, Inc. – Television Sponsor|
|Educator’s Credit Union – Activities & Entertainment Sponsor|
|Carpetland USA Flooring Center – Red Carpet Sponsor|
|SC Johnson – Motorcade Sponsor|
|InSinkErator – Food & Beverage Sponsor|
|Millers Flowers – Floral Sponsor|
|Union Grove Floral – Floral Sponsor|
|US Cellular – Charging Stations Sponsor|
SCHOOL AND TICKET INFORMATION COMING SOON!!
More information will be provided here and directly to students as it becomes available
To be able to safely provide a motorcade for the students to the Racine County Fairgrounds some accommodations have needed to be made, including changing the starting locations for some schools differing from their home schools. We are working very closely with local law enforcement to provide a safe, fun, and unique never been seen before motorcade! More specific information about this will be provided to students through the schools and here as it is developed.
Check back here for continual updates!
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org !!
History of Prom in Racine
Following a tragic car accident that killed several SE Wisconsin students after a high school prom in 1953, the Rotary Clubs of Racine committed themselves to providing a safe and fun environment for area graduating seniors following their respective school proms. Since Rotary Post Prom has become a community-wide celebration for graduating seniors that is the ultimate culmination of their high school careers.
Over the years, tens of thousands of Racine students have enjoyed the glamour and excitement of Post Prom in Racine. And many of the Rotarians who plan and execute the event each year once were area high school students who attended Post Prom.
In recent years Post Prom has gathered national attention. It has been the subject of an award-winning feature documentary entitled “The World’s Best Prom,” featured on NPR, and has been a rite of passage for generations in Racine. For more history, click here HERE. More archive information is added frequently!
To ensure all participants are safe, please review participant rules HERE
For attendees arriving from RUSD schools, RUSD has specific policies in place. Please view these policies HERE starting on page 31.
Media outlets, please click HERE for more information.
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