One Ottumwa Senior wants to make sure she gets her prom

Published: Jul. 23, 2020 at 10:31 AM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - Besides graduation, prom is a major event high school students look forward to -- especially during their senior year. But COVID-19 took that away. But Saige Knight decided to take action.

“We’re setting up a prom we knew that it was kind of hard when everybody had bought dresses and tuxedos and stuff like that and then were kind of let down in a way, so we decided to set up something where everybody can get together and have their last hoorah.”

She and her boyfriend Justice Finch admit trying to recreate the prom hasn’t been easy.

“It was kind of stressful because there’s not a whole lot of places that have a lot of space around here that can hold as many people as we want to hold for the prom, there’s a few ad really we were trying to compare price too since her mom is the one paying for it.”

Mom is Tina Knight.

Not only is she paying for prom but chaperoning as well.

She says she knew her daughter could pull this off.

“We were just talking about it and I said just go for it, and Saige usually, when she sets her mind to something she usually does it and gets it done so I just let them take the reins and they’ve pretty much done it all.”

The prom will be held downtown in the Hotel Ottumwa ballroom and both Saige and Justice say they will be taking safety precautions by taking everyone’s temperature at the door and refusing entrance to those who have a high temp.

For Seniors who haven’t purchases a ticket, they are ten dollars the door and eight dollars in advance.

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