One lucky Palmer High School student will have some help in making prom truly memorable.
Five downtown Colorado Springs businesses have joined forces to award a Palmer High School student a “Prom Package” worth more than $400.
The package includes a $50 gift certificate to Little London Market, a consignment shop; a $50 gift certificate for MacKenzie’s Chop House, The Ritz Grill or Jose Muldoon’s; a $75 prom portrait package from Boutte’s Photography; makeup application, manicure and pedicure from Paloma Salon & Micro Spa; and a corsage and boutonniere from Springs in Bloom.
The owners of the businesses decided to offer their services to help with the high cost of attending a prom, said Lynn Boutte, owner of Boutte’s Photography. Boutte also wants those going to prom and their families to have more than just a cellphone photo to remember their special day; he is offering prom portrait package specials from $30 to $89.
“So many times kids come home with something on their cellphone and never get it printed,” he said, “and they may not have purchased a portrait because they can’t afford the photography.”
Anyone can nominate any Palmer High School senior for the award, said Little London Market owner Mary Beth Cipoletti, who came up with the idea. Nominations must be in by April 10, she said. A committee of teachers will decide the winner within a few weeks after that, Cipoletti said. There will be only one winner.
“We are looking for a person who may not get recognized and may need this financially,” she said.
To nominate a student, call Cipoletti at 632-5588 or Kathryn Rachwitz at Palmer High School at 328-5000.