LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Children in Laurel showed up and out for the 3rd annual Kids Prom.
More than 100 kids and parents were at the event.
Organizers said they put this on because they wanted kids to be able to do something fun and exciting.
“Growing up in Laurel, there wasn’t really nothing for me to do,” said event organizer Robin Arrington. "There wasn’t really anything positive in Laurel period. Where I come from, we couldn’t do anything that was organized and positive. It was nice putting it together. It was on my mind, so I did it.”
Parents said Kids Prom is a fun event for the entire family.
“It’s good to bring the children together without any drama,” said Leslie Mosely. "It’s good to see people come together for a good cause like this.”
“Laurel is labeled as bad and I think that the children look forward to this every year, even the parents,” said Arrington. "This little boy was telling me ‘I can’t wait till prom in May’. This was in August. I know that the kids look forward to doing this. I wasn’t going to do it this year, but I did it because of that little boy.”
This year’s theme was ‘Shine Bright Like A Diamond.’