By Shayla Scallorn
Social Media Editor
Red Lion turned back the clock with a throwback to the 1950s for this year’s homecoming dance on Saturday, Oct. 15.
Students headed to the dance on Saturday full of school spirit, still celebrating their Lion’s victory in the homecoming football game the night before. Outside the school, students eagerly lined up waiting to enter the dance, and ready to rock their socks off.
Pink and silver tinsel draped over the windows and doors. Cutouts of old fashioned cars were set out to mimic a drive- in theater. Outside of the gym entrance stood a giant record that read Red Lion Homecoming along the top. The food and beverage area was made to look like a 50s diner, complete with checkered tablecloths and ice cream sundae floral arrangements. Several students looked as if they jumped directly out of a scene from “Grease.” Girls arrived dressed in poofy polka-dotted skirts and guys with their slicked-back hair.
After taking in the decor, groups gathered for pictures while others immediately threw off their shoes and raced towards the dance floor. The gym had strings of lights and music note balloons hanging from the ceiling.
The DJ played a mix of both modern music with a few 50s classics thrown in.
“I loved getting to dance with my friends, it was a good time,” junior Bryce Smith said. “The decorations were really awesome too!”
Everyone tried to make the most of the three hours there, squishing a few too many people in photobooth, singing at the top of their lungs, and jumping up and down on the dance floor. It was a night for making memories.
“My favorite part of the entire experience was being with the people I love the most,” senior Hailey Kutcher said. “I can’t think of any better way to spend the night.”
Thunderous claps echoed in the gym as the homecoming court walked in arm in arm with their escorts and took their place on the stand.
“This year’s homecoming for me has been by far the best dance I have ever attended,” homecoming queen, Meredith Kunce said. “It was a night full of moments I will remember for a very long time!”