F'ville students raise money for prom

By Mo Moore

It's not very common that you find high school students attending a city council meeting, but for three Farmersville High School students their reasoning was all business.

Juniors, Florisel Leyva, Muriel Hernandez and Elisa Velasquez were present to ask the Farmersville City Council to donate $250 to help students be able to afford attending their prom May 18. This was not the groups' first time asking for donations. Under the supervision of their Junior Class Advisor Armand Amoranto, the students have been trying to raise funds since last year.

&#8220We've done everything from tri-tip sales during homecoming, two candy fund-raisers, a car wash and meat sales,” said Amoranto. &#8220The student body have worked very hard this year.”

This year the group's goal is to raise over $5,000, which would aid couples going to prom as well as next year's winter formal and senior gift. The junior class has raised over $3,800 so far.

The $250 approved by the council will allow up to 30 couples to get into prom for the price of $60 a person, rather than the current price of $75. With students already paying for yearbooks, graduation wear, Grad-Nite and other end of the year items there is not much left to spend on prom. &#8220Everyone is struggling to pay to go,” said Leyva. &#8220They have all these other expenses, so it makes it hard to be able to pay that much.”

Other organizations have donated to help the junior class including the Farmersville Kiwanis who donated $300 and FastStrip Market who gave $250. With $1,250 still to be raised and the prom only 16 days away the junior class is now seeking the public's help. The school is also accepting dress and formal wear donations that can be dropped off at the high school's front office.

For more information or to donate call 564-4567.

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