Prom Night

Young professionals recreate prom night with a royal court to benefit future graduates

Young professionals recreate prom night to benefit future graduates

Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Michael Clinton, Brittany Metcalf, Grant Inman
Michael Clinton, Brittany Metcalf, Grant Inman. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Sarahbeth Melton, Pierce Bush
Sarahbeth Melton, Pierce Bush. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Faith Brooks, Myron Brooks
Faith Brooks, Myron Brooks. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Bobby Mireles, Nicole Mireles
Bobby Mireles, Nicole Mireles. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Kelsey Perkins, Christina Forgetta, Lindsey Norlander, Peyton Gregory
Kelsey Perkins, Christina Forgetta, Lindsey Norlander, Peyton Gregory. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Rozi Turnbull, Ellie Ronciman
Rozi Turnbull, Ellie Ronciman. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
Alex Dailey, Alston Edwards chairs of Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Probm
Alex Dailey and Alston Edwards chaired the gala. Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, DeShann Braxton, Darryl Blackburn
DeShann Braxton, Darryl Blackburn. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Clark Fangmeier, Samantha Simpson
Clark Fangmeier, Samantha Simpson. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Danielle Daniels, LaMorris Daniels
Danielle Daniels, LaMorris Daniels. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Geraldo Juarez, Yvonne Juarez
Geraldo Juarez, Yvonne Juarez. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Michael Clinton, Brittany Metcalf, Grant Inman
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Sarahbeth Melton, Pierce Bush
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Faith Brooks, Myron Brooks
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Bobby Mireles, Nicole Mireles
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Kelsey Perkins, Christina Forgetta, Lindsey Norlander, Peyton Gregory
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Rozi Turnbull, Ellie Ronciman
Alex Dailey, Alston Edwards chairs of Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Probm
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, DeShann Braxton, Darryl Blackburn
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Clark Fangmeier, Samantha Simpson
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Danielle Daniels, LaMorris Daniels
Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters YP The Big Prom, Feb 2017, Geraldo Juarez, Yvonne Juarez

While the month of May is usually high season for proms across the U.S., the big night came early for the young professionals chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Chairs Alex Dailey and Alston Edwards hosted over 175 guests at the nonprofit’s inaugural “The Big Prom: Benefiting Little Graduates” soiree, held at Heights-area apartment building Alexan Yale Street.

Decor by Vidrio Inspired Productions, including pops of the organization’s signature color of purple, shiny silver glitter and a sparkling disco ball, transformed the pool deck into dance party central as a DJ from LG Entertainment spun hit tunes from the '90s to now.

What’s a prom without a royal court? Michael Clinton, Brittany Metcalf and Grant Inman were crowned prom king, queen, and court, respectively, for their fundraising efforts, helping raise proceeds for the event via personal online donation pages.

Partygoers enjoyed bites from Anejo, Nothing Bundt Cakes and The Tasting Room, plus brews by Saint Arnold Brewing Company, late night slices from Frank’s Pizza, and snaps by Shutterbooth.

The evening benefited the Big Brothers Big Sisters, which provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star CEO Pierce Bush, Manon and Matt Kebodeaux, Ryan and Jessica McCauley, Earl and Denise Dailey, Andrew Flaniken, Bethany Meeks, Clark Fangmeier, Samantha Simpson, Leandra McLennon, Jay Guy, Rozi Turnbull, and Ellie Ronciman and more came out to show their support. 

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