Prom season will be here quicker than you know it. Dickson Public Schools used the holiday season to raise funds for prom while giving students a chance to show someone that they cared. The high school cheerleaders led the seven-year tradition of candy cane-a-grams, available for purchase for $2.
“We do this to try and help raise money for prom and also to bring some Christmas spirit throughout the high school and middle school and elementaries,” cheer sponsor Wanetta Thompson said.
“Students buy the candy cane, they can put their message to whoever they want to and we make it, put a bow on it and send it out,” project chairman Jaci Peoples said.
The project was a success with more than 200 candy canes sold and many hearts touched.
Tyler Jennings was one of the 200 on the receiving end, getting a candy cane from his fourth grade sister.
“It was a nice surprise,” Jennings said.
For Aly Goss, receiving a candy cane from her niece changed her attitude for the whole day.
“I liked it because I was kind of having a bad day and I wasn’t expecting it,” Goss said. “Then she gave it to me and it was so sweet.”
For couples, it was a cute gesture for the holiday season.“It was just really sweet because we’ve been dating a year,” Courtney Walker said of her candy cane from her boyfriend Casey. “It was really cute.”
It was one last holiday festivity before heading out for Christmas break, raising $400 for the junior classes’ prom.