Second Chance Prom Brings Back High School Memories

PANAMA CITY BEACH - Bay County residents are remembering their high school days after a fundraiser Saturday evening.

They dressed up in long gowns and suits for the 5th annual Second Chance Prom at the Boardwalk Beach Resort. It's the biggest fundraiser for the local Boys and Girls Club.

NewsChannel 7's Neysa Wilkins was one of more than 600 people in attendance at Saturday's event.

The titles of prom king and queen usually go to the people that raise the most money, but Panama City Mayor Greg Brudnicki made a last minute nomination for local business owner Ellis Fowhand, who recently turned 100, to be crowned king.

Organizers also crowned Rhonda Crider as prom queen.

"The end goal is to raise money for the kids in the community. The boys and girls club is very important to keeping kids off the street. They can go to the club. They can get tutoring courses. They can learn teamwork through the sports and they can make friends and find mentors that they can carry throughout their life," said Marcia Croom of the Boys and Girls Club.

The event typically raises more than $50,000. All of that money will go directly to the Boys and Girls Club.