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Variety Hosts Prom for the First Time Post-Pandemic

In a return to an annual, pre-COVID tradition, Variety hosted a Red, White, Blue & YOU prom night for young adults with disabilities. Variety’s prom, sponsored by ACME Markets, provided high school aged campers and summer vocational participants with an opportunity to experience prom in an environment conscious of sensory needs; an experience the children might not otherwise receive. Over 35 of Variety’s high school aged campers dressed in their best—with corsages and boutonnieres arranged and donated by ACME—and were treated to hors d’oeuvres and a sit-down dinner catered by ACME, followed by an evening of dance in Variety’s Recreational Hall. To culminate the evening, Prom King and Queen and Prince and Princess were chosen and donned with crowns.

“Variety is grateful to long-time corporate supporter ACME and its hardworking employee volunteers who create this memorable, gorgeous event for our high school students.  It is a unique event that Variety campers talk about for many years” stated Dominique Bernardo, CEO of Variety.

“ACME was thrilled to return and host the Variety prom in-person after its three-year hiatus.  It’s always great to see the smiling faces of the campers, counselors and staff.   On prom night it’s hard to tell who is having more fun, the campers or the volunteers.” stated Dana Ward, Sr. Public Affairs Manager

All food, decorations, photography, and floral arrangements were provided by ACME, free of charge, and Evans Entertainment donated DJ services for the evening.

Thank you to 6ABC Action News for joining in on the fun!

Here’s also an awesome slideshow of photos from the event!

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