Upscale Prom dinner helps fund scholarships

Marianne Ward Announcements

Rotarians Kimberly Jung and John Ingersoll with Levi Pine and Shelli Trip of Vidies.

Rotarians Kimberly Jung and John Ingersoll with Levi Pine and Shelli Trip of Vidies.

The Rotary Club of Pulaski County (Club #58661 of District 6080) teamed up with Vidies Bistro to provide local Prom couples an all-inclusive, upscale meal in downtown Waynesville. The local teens celebrated this special event in a festive atmosphere, which included prom decorations, along with scrumptious entrees and desserts. Ten high school couples took advantage of this great opportunity, as did some Rotarians and local denizens proceeding the Pulaski Fine Arts Associate production, “Arthur’s Stone, Merlin’s Fire.”

The collaborative effort was envisioned by local Rotarians who have arranged for the proceeds to be used in part to help fund two $500 Rotary educational scholarships to graduating seniors in Pulaski County this year.

Waynesville students enjoying the up-scale dinner at Vidies before Prom.

Waynesville students enjoying the up-scale dinner at Vidies before Prom.

The event was supported by a team of Rotarians – including Cheryl Cawley, John Ingersoll, Ollie Jackson, Kimberly Jung, David Lowe, Jim Standfast, Marianne Ward and Kricket Webster – who provided publicity, decorations, set-up, ushering and other support throughout the night. Vidies Bistro, owned and operated by Levi Pine and Brandie Frederick, and its staff deserve special recognition for their attentive service and extra touches to make this a special event.