Special prom planned in St. Charles

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 26, 2014

LAPLACE – The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Arc of St. Charles, will present a prom for citizens living with developmental or physical disabilities.

The prom will take place from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on April 6 at the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center, 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling.

Jillian Shnowski, a senior at Destrehan High School, masterminded the carnival-themed event as part of her senior project.

The prom will feature refreshments, portraits, carnival games, face painting and a caricature artist.

The entry fee is $5, and the event is open to ages 12 and older.

“The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to

provide quality programs and activities that allow

all residents of our

parish to enhance their quality of life,” Erica Mire, coordinator at the community center, said. “We are proud to be

able to host this dance as one of the first public events at the community center.”

The Parks and Recreation Depart-ment intends for this event to become an annual offering.

Anyone wishing to attend should R.S.V.P. by April 1 to 985-233-0082. Those wanting more information can also call that number.