A formal alternative: LDS teens attend prom sponsored by the church

Ventura County Star: Conejo Valley: A formal alternative: LDS teens attend prom sponsored by the church

A formal alternative

LDS teens attend prom sponsored by the church

By Nancy Needham, Correspondent
April 19, 2006

When going to a high school prom became more of a concern than a much-anticipated milestone, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints decided to provide their youth with a prom alternative.

“The reason our stake started to host prom two years ago was to give our young people a chance to practice dating and social skills and to give them a place to go when they felt uncomfortable with the high school’s music, dress styles and behavior,” said Melissa Ryther, Thousand Oaks youth leader. A stake is an organized area of the LDS church determined by geographical boundaries.

As a result, some 300 16- to 18-year-olds from Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Oxnard and Camarillo attended a prom April 7 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, where the young women wore modest dresses, the music was wholesome, the dancing was decent and the price tag was reasonable.

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Posted on May 1, 2006, in Mormonism/LDS Church. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hi do you know what the mormon formal webesite like where you can look at the photos from 2007 ?:)

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