The annual Coatesville Prom drew 413 students who showed off high fashion and impressive rides for this year’s event themed ‘An Elegant Affair,’ writes Pete Bannan for Daily Local News.
The Coatesville Prom is unique partly due to the parade that precedes it. Students showing up in various types of transportation ranging from fire trucks to boats to floats. This year the dominant vehicles were Jeeps and Corvettes.
Abby Taplar and her escort Michael Stutzman, Mikayla Masteller, and James Groce, arrived for the parade on the back of the East Brandywine Fire Company ladder truck. While Mikalia Heacock and Zack Hillard, arrived on a romantic horse-drawn carriage.
Coatesville photographer Teresa Smith, who is a Coatesville graduate, said that the parade has changed significantly from when she graduated in 1985.
“Couples used to get out and walk up to the entrance,” said Smith. “Everybody made a grand entrance, they had their spotlight.”
Today, the school runs the event in an orderly procession. Family and friends can watch from grandstands on the far side of the road. Each attendee is then introduced as their friends cheer.
Read more about the Coatesville Prom at Daily Local News here.