Family and friends of Wakefield High School’s Class of 2014 will have an opportunity to photograph the students and their prom dates during the traditional grand march before the June 4th senior prom thanks to The Savings Bank, sponsor of the march. This is the 17th consecutive year that The Savings Bank has sponsored the popular event that starts at 5:30 p.m. on Wakefield’s upper Common.
As the sponsor, the Bank provides a disc jockey that plays background music and makes related announcements before and during the procession through the Veterans’ Memorial Common. The Bank also decorates the Common with balloons and provides signage and safety personnel for the event.
Residents and businesses are reminded that the grand march will require the temporary closing of Church Street from Common Street to Main Street. Students will assemble at the First Parish Congregational Church before 5:00 p.m. Limousines and other vehicles used to transport the students to the prom will be parked on Church Street between the upper and lower commons. When completed, the students will go to their limousines/vehicles and proceed North on Main Street to the prom.
All students who attend the prom at the Danversport Yacht Club must participate in the grand march. Additional information about the event has been sent to parents in a mailing from Wakefield High School.
Parents and friends are asked to park on adjacent streets in the downtown area. Police officers will be stationed at various locations and intersections. A letter has also been sent to neighbors prior to the event.
In the event of inclement weather, the grand march will be held in the Wakefield High School Field House at 5:30 p.m. If the weather is questionable, High School administrators will make the decision whether to hold the grand march in the field house between 1 and 2 p.m. on the day of the prom. Information will be posted online on the WHS website: http://highschool.wakefield.k12.ma.us.
“The Savings Bank is pleased to sponsor this event for WHS seniors and their families,” Brian D. McCoubrey, President of The Savings Bank said. “This is a great event that has become one of the memorable traditions of senior year.”