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SLIDESHOW: Horton High prom takes graduates 'to the moon and back' in Wolfville


WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Church bells rang as families, neighbours and even the town firefighters lined up along Wolfville streets Monday night to watch the Horton prom parade.

Acadia University's Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens are a popular prom photo destination in Kings County. Horton High students packed the gardens and the K.C. Irving Centre June 26 before their end of year celebration.

This year’s prom was held June 26 the Wolfville Farmers’ Market, instead of at the Greenwich school, in part because of the challenge of fundraising during a school year that included a labour dispute between the Nova Scotia Teachers' Union and the provincial government. 
Graduates paraded with Wolfville Mayor Jeff Cantwell, MLA Keith Irving and other town dignitaries along Main Street and Elm Avenue, leading a parade of students in a variety of vehicles - including a tractor, a boat, a CrimeStoppers parade float and an antique fire engine.
Promgoers were met by volunteer organizers and teachers  - and a large crowd of wellwishers - and a red carpet at the entrance to the farmers' market building, which had been transformed by students and volunteers into a "to the moon and back"-themed dance venue.
After prom, a safe grad event took place at the Acadia Athletic Complex, next door to the market.
 

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