After a smashing success last year, the ladies from the Legally Prom committee are back again this year to bring Prom back to the adults who missed it when they were young or just want to repeat a great memory.
The theme for this year’s adult Prom is “Footloose,” and it will be held at the Eagles Club in Nebraska City on March 11, from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.  The event is for ages 21 and over, and will include a buffet from 5-7:30 p.m.    All of the net proceeds from this event will be split equally between Mothers Undoing Nebraska Childhood Hunger (MUNCH) and the Nebraska City Ballfield Improvement Association.
Tickets to the event are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  The Legally Prom committee urges everyone to buy their tickets as soon as possible, though, as the building capacity is 320 and last year’s event saw over 300 Prom-goers.  
Tickets can be purchased at the West Central bar, the Eagles Club, the First Presbyterian Church, from any Legally Prom committee member, by contacting them through their Facebook Page:  Legally Prom, or at the door the night of the event.  New this year, if you post pictures or video of your Promposal (asking someone to go with you) on the Legally Prom Facebook page, you can get two tickets for $25.
The ladies are also selling Legally Prom t-shirts and koozies, with the shirts selling separately for $15 and the koozies $3.  Packages including some combination of tickets, t-shirts and koozies can also be purchased for prices ranging from $17 for one ticket and one koozie, to $57 for two tickets, two shirts and two koozies.  See one of the Legally Prom committee members to purchase a package.
The Prom buffet will include BBQ meat sandwiches donated by Cargill, Bobby Scott BBQ, Parkers and Fareway, side dishes donated by Valentinos, Prairie City Chophouse and Mary’s Cafe, and desserts donated by the Fruit Club, Kristie Dierking and Holly Meredith.
This event is a cash bar only event, and after the large crowd last year, the Eagles Club is bringing in a portable bar with seven bartenders this year to help keep up with the thirsty dancers.
D.J. Jenny Thompson will keep the music going all night, and a photo booth with props by Tonya Ottemann Photography will be available from 8-11 p.m.  Free-will donations will be accepted at the photo booth, and photos will be printed out on the spot.
Ryan Meredith is acting as emcee, and the silent auction runs from 6-8 p.m.  The committee said they have many great items in the silent auction this year, including but not limited to: Royals tickets, Henry Doorly Zoo tickets, Yeti coolers, two hours of massage and wood carvings by Lil’ Orv’s Chainsaw Carving.
The Prom King and Queen will be crowned at 9:30 p.m., and anyone could win.  Attendees can pay $1 for a chance for themselves or someone else to be King or Queen, and before the coronation two tickets are drawn to determine the winners.
“The support from the community for this event has been overwhelming,” said Carissa Phillips, one of the promotions leaders, “and we can’t even begin to thank all of the individuals and businesses that have donated to or helped with putting this event together.”
Phillips did say some of the major donors to the event included:  Cargill; Eagles; Otteman’s Photography; Candy’s Cake and Decorations; Valentinos, C and S Landscaping; Prairie City Chophouse; Hidden Falls; Bobby Scott BBQ; Little Teds, and B103.
Local residents are enthusiastic about the return of the adult Prom, and encourage the committee to keep up the good work.
“I keep hearing constantly what a blast it was last year!” exclaimed Linda Staples, as she thanked the Legally Prom committee members for putting the event together again this year.
Members of the Legally Prom committee include:  Aubrey Wurtele; Jenny Thompson; Heather Popish; Jodie Kreifels; Carissa Phillips; Niki Weddle; Lyndsey Davis; Patty Coates; Kim Abell; Toni Stutheit and Jill Yost.
As their Legally Prom Facebook page says, “We need to continue to fight for our right to dance! Much like the kids in this movie, we, the more seasoned residents, are being told we can't (or shouldn't) dance. Only this time, it's not the adults keeping us down, it's the YOUTH! We need to ignore the "Oh my gosh, Mom!" and the "Seriously, Dad!" comments and let loose! Footloose that is...”