Students at Lanier College and Career Academy wanted a prom this year and school officials have organized a fundraiser to make it happen.
Flip for Prom will feature Hall County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Greg Cochran flipping a 555-lb. tire.
"He has done some flips with the 555-lb. tire for other fundraisers in the community, so I met with him earlier in the year and we planned to have a fundraiser where companies pledge a certain amount of money per flip," said Dr. Renae Jackson, counselor for LCCA. S.T.A.R. House and PFG have agreed to pledge a donation for every time Cochran can flip the tire.
The flip will take place in the teacher parking lot at the school on Tuesday from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
The goal is to raise $1500, to complement $1000 they already have. The money will allow LCCA students to attend the first-ever prom free of charge and will pay for a DJ, decorations, refreshments and security. "Thankfully, we have a beautiful facility next door, our Oaks building, where we will hold the prom so we don't have to worry about paying for a venue."
"They're very excited, especially because we're inviting - again, we're non-traditional - all of our students. It's not just limited to juniors and seniors, all students will be involved," said Jackson. "And they'll have the opportunity to invite students from other schools to attend. So they're really excited and have been talking about it since I confirmed with them they'll have a prom."
The prom is scheduled for April 28.