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May 16, 2020
Paul P. Harris Rotary Park at Festival Hall
Racine Rotary Clubs have had a long and proud tradition of hosting “Post Prom” since 1953. On Saturday, May 16th, 2020, The Racine Founders Rotary Club will be proud to once again host Post Prom at Racine’s Festival Hall and Paul P. Harris Rotary Park. This event is truly a Racine treasure that has grown to include nine area High Schools and over 1300 participants. The theme for this year’s Post Prom will be announced soon!
Post Prom is an all-night gala event, following individual prom events at all high schools, where students are treated to entertainment video music on large projection screens with smoke machines and laser light shows), karaoke, a wide array of physical activities, and unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages, all in a completely safe environment designed for and by area young people to ensure a night full of Prom memories that will last a lifetime. The entire arrival event is broadcast live both on Milwaukee television station My24 and Milwaukee based radio station V100.
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 excitements 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 a 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 added frequently!
Presenting Sponsor: CCB Technologies, Inc.
Red Carpet Sponsor: Goodwill Industries
Radio Sponsor: A & E Incorporated
Decorations Sponsor: Millers Flowers
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Students arrive in police-escorted parades from their home schools using every known vehicle, from limos to antique fire engines to farm tractors. Upon arrival, the students are greeted by search lights and a red-carpet walkway into the park while a crowd of thousands follows their every move in a lavish display of acclamation as you would see at the Academy Awards.
Watch the Rotary Post Prom at Paul P. Harris Rotary Park
Parent and spectators are welcome to watch this year’s Rotary Post Prom Parade in person from behind the barricades for from or from the Rotary VIP Seats. VIP seats will be on sale for $10/seat. To order your seat, visit www.racinefounders.org for information. Seats can also be purchased the night of the event, starting at 7:30 pm based on availability, in the white ticket booth.
Watch or listen to Post Prom from Home
Rotary Post Prom will be broadcast live by WCGV, My24 TV and will stream live online at: www.my24milwaukee.com. You can watch the live broadcast on My24 from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm.
In addition, coverage of Post Prom will be broadcast on V100 on your radio or streaming live.
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.
For Information about “A Night to Remember” on May 17, 2020, please visit rotaryantrprom.com to register to attend, volunteer, or be a host!!
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