CLEAR FORK VALLEY — A major winter event is about to take place at Clear Fork valley schools.
It is time for the King of Hearts dance and celebration of all things warm.
Kids can come to the dance, where a King of Hearts will be named, dressed in Hawaiian style clothing. This means bright, flowery shirts. But no bathing suits are allowed.
Students were voted on by grade level to be named to the court. There are representatives from the freshman class on up to senior class.
Three seniors were named.
The entire school has voted on who will be named queen, out of the three seniors named. The winner won’t be announced until the dance on Saturday night.
There was much activity in the school office this week as kids were presented with rubber wrist bands, which are their tickets to the dance.
Judy Golden, student council advisor, said it has been six to eight years since the school had a King of Hearts dance. This event is an alternative to the prom, where attendance can be a lot more expensive, said Golden.
Tickets for the King of Hearts dance are $7. To go to the prom, a student has to pay $15. But additional expenses come when students feel they need to have fancy clothes, the tux, the dress. Even some want a limousine.
The idea for the wintertime event is to let kids gather in the commons area at the high school/middle school building. Kids can wear bright, more casual clothes. Even something like flip flops would be ok, said Golden.
The dance Saturday will run from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The king will be crowned during that event.