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Prom under the stars? Village at Meridian hopes to revive some COVID-canceled proms

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The strange spring in Idaho prompted many things to change. One rite of spring for high school students quickly went by the wayside: the prom.

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But the Village at Meridian hopes it can bring it back to life this summer for some students.

“(There are) very preliminary plans at this stage but a goal we are working to deliver for all the seniors in West Ada high schools whose Senior Proms were cancelled,” Village at Meridian General Manager Hugh Crawford told BoiseDev.

The W. Ada School District told parents the shopping center offered to host proms for each of the 11 high schools in the district.

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“The Village will close off its streets for five nights this summer so that West Ada’s high school students can spend some time under the stars,” the district wrote in an update to parents.

If everything goes according to plan, the main stage would be available for music and tables and chairs would be set up for dancing and socializing. The restaurants in the Village would open for students to get those pre- and post-dance meals.

The prom events would happen “when conditions allow,” W. Ada noted.

Village’s community support

Crawford said, with the Village largely closed due to Gov. Brad Little’s stay at home order, work turned to helping the community. The Village hosted a blood drive for the American Red Cross, donated socks to local hospitals, and hosted lunch for Meridian police officers.

“This Saturday we are hosting a free diaper distribution event with the Idaho Diaper Bank to provide free diapers to those in our community that either can’t afford them right now, or just cant find what they need available in the stores,” Crawford said.

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