The Adult Prom | April 29, 2017
The idea of the Adult Prom came from Millennium Sound owner, Mark Eisert, in 2010. After being the disc jockey for a number of local high school proms since 2001, the question arose, “Why should kids get to have all the fun?” So, Mark decided to pose the question to family and friends. The idea received positive response as people were excited to have the opportunity to re-live their high school days or in some instances, attend their very first prom. Mark approached the owners of Nick's Place in the spring of 2012 with the idea and they were excited about partnering and the event took off from there. With the help of his wife, Amy, a committee was established to help out with and oversee the event. Tickets went on sale January 1, 2013 and were sold out (300) by the end of February. In the first year, over $17,000 was raised in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. Since then, The Adult Prom raised over $65,000 for CFF!
Why Cystic Fibrosis?
We (Mark and Amy) are the parents of three healthy children and truly believe, to whom much is given, much is expected. We believe we have an obligation in this lifetime to give back and make our time on this earth count. So, upon learning of the diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis of a friend’s daughter, the prom party found its purpose. With the partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, we have had the honor of getting to know more local families impacted by Cystic Fibrosis and feel our hearts are in the right place. "There's no better feeling in the world than knowing you made a difference for someone else" ~ Claire Wineland, Founder of Claire’s Place Foundation & Teen with Cystic Fibrosis