With high school prom at risk, on-post financial institution steps in
May 8, 2014
[Editor's note: Special contribution by Madeline Hohn, a junior at Schweinfurt Middle/High School.]
SCHWEINFURT, Germany (May 7, 2014) -- With only a few months until U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt closes its gates, the high school is busily working to finalize details for the last prom.
Throughout the school year, the students and members of the prom committee have placed worked to give Schweinfurt students a grand finale to their year. Special events, however, require a lot of funding.
The Schweinfurt community has been consistent in aiding the school in this area. There have been several generous donations, and the Schweinfurt Community Bank has stepped in to purchase the large amount of tulle necessary for the event.
Tulle -- the fabric used commonly in decorating for special events -- is important because it is one thing less that the prom committee has to pay for. Without the tulle, the prom committee would not be able to decorate the ballroom chosen for the event.
Cornelia Swimm, Community Bank manager, and Andrea Chang, customer accounts manager, came to the school April 22 to present the prom committee the tulle.
When asked what made the bank decide to aid the SMHS prom committee, Swimm replied, "Easy. We love to do stuff for the community and it was a worthy cause."