Feb. 29 the Coon Rapids High School DECA chapter was all ready to put on its third annual prom fashion show benefiting MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association).
However, Mother Nature had other plans. District 11 issued a snow day and canceled school for the day as well as after school activities, which included the fashion show. “Being that everything was ready for the show, having the extra time gave CRHS DECA a chance to do even more,” said Steven Clark DECA member.
On the newly rescheduled date, March 21, DECA started setting up as soon as school let out for the day.
“For three hours, a crew of DECA members set up the decorations on and off the stage,” Clark said.
“Behind the scenes DECA had modeling assistants helping the 16 DECA models show off the tuxedos from both Men’s Warehouse and Savvy Formal Wear as well as dresses from Glitz.”
“DECA members strutted their stuff down the runway.”
Throughout the show, DECA had many different raffles and contests with prizes from gift cards from local restaurants and businesses giving away everything from free tuxedo rentals to gift baskets.
“After all was said and done, the snow was a benefit to DECA as it gave it the opportunity to raise $900 to MDA,” Clark said.