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Rotary to host benefit for band, Interact Club

On Saturday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m. the Carlisle Rotary club will be hosting a benefit fund-raiser in the Ballroom (Mozart Hall) upstairs in the Neal Building for both the Nicholas County High School Band and the Interact Club.
The up-scale event is a dinner concert, complete with tablecloths and entertainment - music to be provided by high school/middle school band members.
The meal will be catered by Michelle McDonald and will offer a choice of entrees and desserts.
Final details are still being ironed out for the price of the tickets, but it is projected that ticket sales will begin by the end of this week and continue through Tuesday, Mar. 24 to allow club members to provide the caterer with an accurate number of guests.
In addition to the fine meal and the concert by the band, there will be an display by the NCHS Art Department.
There will also be door prizes and a special auction.
Not a nickel of the proceeds will go to the Rotary Club! Half will go to the band and half to the Interact Club.
So, mark you calendars and see any Rotary Club member for your tickets!

Junior-Senior Prom to be held in Mozart Hall

by Stephen Scalf

The Neal Welcome Center has been a hot spot for meetings and gatherings since its renovation in the past decade, and more recently, the additional renovations to the building’s upper floor – famously known as Mozart Hall – have attracted the attention of many local organizations, one of which being Nicholas County Schools.
Traditionally, the Junior-Senior prom is hosted in the high school gymnasium, but this year the NCHS Class of 2016 decided that they were ready for a change, and explored the possibility of hosting prom at the Neal Welcome Center’s Mozart Hall.
Many have been under the impression that the school’s sole reason for moving the prom was damages to the school’s new gymnasium. (The tent that is usually rented for the event made some damages to the floor, but was needed in order to conceal part of the gym and make decorating and the look of the gym more appealing.) But administrators on behalf of the school have said that the class’ motivation was more of a monetary concern, as the tent would cost thousands of dollars to rent, versus the hundreds of dollars it would take to rent Mozart Hall. The committee then took it to a vote, to which they approved of the location.
“It’s a nice venue, it’s been refurbished, and it now has drapes and has been decorated,” said Mr. Bob Garvin, member of the Nicholas County Historical Society. “It’s a very attractive venue, and it has several reservations this spring and summer.”
Mr. Garvin also stated that he felt the prom being held in Mozart Hall would be an excellent way to join the community and school as one to put on a spectacular event such as this year’s junior-senior prom.
The attendance number for prom is usually around 175, and Mozart Hall has a maximum occupancy of 350 individuals (with the placement of tables and chairs in mind), so as for the safety aspect of the building, it is adequately large enough to host the event and hold that many people. The couples will walk up the staircase in front up to the upper level of the building, and there is also an service elevator on the main floor for the transportation of food, materials, and anyone who would need that type of assistance.
During the event, Main Street will be closed off from Elm Street to Locust Street, and students will be able to make their usual entrance, and will be able to drive the vehicle of their choice to be shown off as they make their entrance into the building. No official word has been made on parking, but there are many possibilities that the school is considering.
The theme for this year’s Junior-Senior prom ,to be held on May 2, is “Black Tie,” and the school would appreciate the community’s support in making the event as best as it possibly can be in the new location.

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