CANTON — Prom is coming — but no high school students will be seen at this particular event.

The Canton-Galva Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Adult Prom from 7 to 11 p.m. April 21 at the Canton Fairgrounds, 1506 27th Ave.

Whether you want to relive your high school memories or create new ones, the event gives attendees the opportunity to have fun and meet new people.

“You never get the chance to dress up, as an adult, unless it’s for a wedding,” Canton-Galva Chamber of Commerce Secretary Kimberly Koehn said.

Adult Prom committee member Kena Dacus said the event will feature a DJ to keep the dance music playing.

“There will be a little bit of everything and the option to request songs,” Dacus said.

Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

“Alcoholic beverages are allowed but are not provided, so bring your own,” Dacus said.

Prom or formal dresses for women and suits or slacks for men are encouraged as the dress code for those attending the Adult Prom.

“The attire will be formal,” Dacus said. “Although no one will be denied entry for how they are dressed.”

The event will also feature the selection of a king and queen.

“The Chamber members will vote on a Prom King and Queen on the basis of best dressed, best dance moves and most outgoing,” Dacus said. “The Prom King and Queen will receive $100 in Chamber Bucks to use at participating Canton-Galva Chamber businesses.”

Dacus said the inspiration for the event came from a desire to mix fun with opportunities for networking, especially for business owners in the area, but anyone 21 years old or older is welcome to attend.

“You do not have to be a business owner to attend and you also do not have to be a resident of Canton or Galva,” Dacus said.

Check for more details on the upcoming event at the Canton-Galva Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

The Adult Prom cover charge will be collected at the door: $10 per person or $15 per couple. Attendees should RSVP to the event either on Facebook or by emailing 

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