Update: Due to low ticket sales, SnoCo has been cancelled. Previous sales will be refunded. If you bought a ticket go to D108 to receive a refund on Feb. 21 in the morning.
By Ali Kochik
Social Media Editor
Picture this; you’re standing in the old gymnasium of the Red Lion High School. The room is decked out wall to wall like a winter wonderland, music from a DJ is pumping and students are dancing wildly in the middle of the floor. Fast forward to to the end of February and that is exactly what you will see.
Contrary to popular belief, the next dance to look forward to this school year is not prom. On February 25, 2017, Red Lion Student Council will be hosting the first ever winter homecoming, or SnoCo, at the high school.
The Senior Executive Counctil originally brought about the idea of a winter dance, but the proposal was then disregarded due to lack of space. As a response to the resounding number of students who expressed an interest in a winter dance, Student Council picked up the idea and reconsidered it. The dance was approved with the stipulation that the club must sell 250 tickets, prior to the week of Sno-Co. Tickets are on sale from Feb. 10 until Feb. 19.
“When Student Council heard that they weren’t able to do it but that the kids wanted it and were interested in it,” Student Council adviser, Jane Dennish said, “we decided that we have the type of money that gives us the availability to do that.”
To combat the lack of space, the council had the idea to hold the dance in the old gymnasium as opposed to the Fitzkee Center where homecoming is held.
In addition to a smaller space, there is also going to be a slightly smaller time frame. The dance will span from 8 pm to 10 pm as opposed to the typical three hour homecoming dance.
With the smaller dance also comes a smaller price for admission. Students will only be required to pay ten dollars per ticket, with no doubles options. Guests from outside of the school will not be permitted, per request by administration.
Short dresses for girls and dress pants with a nice shirt (tie optional) for the boys are the expected attire. The dance is semi-formal and it is suggested by Student Council that students dress less fancy than regular homecoming in the fall.
According to the officials of Student Council, students are in store for an evening of fun and dancing without all of the extravagant homecoming extras.
“It’s a time for kids to come out on a Saturday night in the middle of winter,” Mrs. Dennish said, “And just have fun together.”