Prom returns for area high schools

GMG students celebrate an ‘Enchanted Evening’ GMG hosted Prom Saturday, April 10 at the high school. Pictured are Lenah Hood, Zach Krull, Cooper Langenbau, Natalie Duncan and Ayden Kelley. Allison Graham/Sun Courier

High schoolers at Gladbrook-Reinbeck and GMG schools are looking forward to the return of a popular spring tradition.

After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all in-person school activity in April of 2020, students have been excited at the opportunity this year to participate in the prom tradition.

GMG held prom on Saturday, April 10 at the high school in Garwin. The theme of this year’s event was “Enchanted Evening”.

Festivities began at 6 p.m. with a grand march promenade, followed by dinner and dancing at the school.

After the dance concluded students traveled to the Marshalltown YMCA for an after prom celebration.

Elijah Meester and Moriah Groth round the corner down the home stretch of the grand march walkway during the GMG Prom on April 10. Darvin Graham/Sun Courier­

Gladbrook-Reinbeck plans to hold its prom on Saturday, April 24 with a theme titled “Under the Sea”.

The the community is invited to attend the annual grand march promenade proceeding through Lincoln at 5:30.

Following the promenade, students will head to Oakleaf Country Club in Reinbeck for dinner and dancing before wrapping the night up with an after prom celebration at the school.

Prom attendees will be required to wear masks and social distance during the dinner portion of the evening.

Students gathered in the hallway outside of the gymnasium in Garwin, waiting to be announced during the grand march of the 2021 GMG Prom on April 10. Pictured, from left: Colby Miller, Lily Harris and Kennedy Sederburgh. Allison Graham/Sun Courier

Joaquin Fitzsimmons and Stephanie Claussen share a laugh as they promenade during the grand march at GMG high school on April 10. Darvin Graham/Sun Courier

Zach Burgess and Jenna Yilek make their way down the red carpet during the grand march of the 2021 GMG Prom. Darvin Graham/Sun Courier

GMG’s Owen Collins with his date Grace Collins in line ahead of the grand march at the GMG prom. Allison Graham/Sun Courier