North Salem High School announces plans to host prom at Salem Golf Club

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Salem Golf Club (Deborah O'Brien Photography)

North Salem High School principal Vince DiGrandi today announced that the school will host its prom on June 10 at the Salem Golf Club in North Salem.

“We are excited to be able to work with a local business to celebrate our senior class this year, who were unable to attend our Jr./Sr. prom last year as it was canceled due to the pandemic. We will be following the most recent NY State Guidelines for proms and balls that limit our attendance for indoor events at this time. Despite these guidelines which are necessary to safely have this event, we are ecstatic that we can provide this opportunity for our Senior Class to formally get together.”

Three local business donated funds to cover the costs of the prom: the Meccanic Shop, owned by Amy and Anthony Serra, Heritage Fuel,
owned by Bob Daros, Ted Daros and James Outhouse, and Hayfields Market, owned by Renea Dayton. Along with contributions from the MSHS PTO, a total of $10,000 was raised, which will fund all attendee tickets.

Amy Serra said that she and her husband were eager to help out the North Salem High School community this year, recognizing that a lot of families had been impacted financially by the pandemic. Through conversations with Principal DiGrandi, they came up with the idea to host a prom that no student would have to pay for.

“A lot of these senior kids this year missed a lot of important milestones that they look forward to. This is a nice way for us to let the kids know that everyone in town appreciates what a difficult year it’s been for them, especially a senior year,” said Serra. “We’ve been in business in North Salem for a really long time and are so grateful for the people in the community supporting us. We just wanted to support their kids.”

Maryanne Damato, parent of a NSHS senior, said, “I’m thrilled that they are getting to have a prom, and love that it’s at the Golf Club. It’s a beautiful venue right in our town. The love, support and generosity of our school and community never ceases to amaze me.”

Of the business and organizations who donated, DiGrandi said, “we cannot thank them enough for their generosity and consistent support of North Salem students.”

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