Huge donations given for Magoffin County High School prom

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

Almost everywhere you look in Magoffin County you see it--three words that people say explain it best: "we are Magoffin."

The tornado that came through the county two months ago did not spare much, even the schools, and while the community was working to help rebuild businesses and homes teachers were wondering if they would have the budget to give the kids a normal prom.

"We said in the beginning we hate for this to be the class that's defined by the tornado. We want to rise above that," said Project Graduation coordinator Rebecca Allen.

When people heard about the problem, they wanted to help. They not only sent money, but nearly 300 prom dresses and several tuxedos.

"A lot of our students, if they were involved with the tornado, that's a cost that they did not have to come up with," said prom committee sponsor Jerry Patrick.

Morgan County schools even donated some of their prom decorations.

The teachers said they are glad they have the chance to give the kids some sense of normalcy with prom, and teachers and students alike say they are all very thankful for the gifts.

Several students said they are very appreciative of the donations and never expected something like this.

"The outreach has been unbelievable," said Allen.

"We are Magoffin. We will bounce back," said Patrick.

And the students said they could not be more excited about this year's prom.

The school's prom is Saturday, May 5.

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