WCHS senior prom moved to Thoroughbred Square
Graduating seniors at Woodford County High School will celebrate their
final year together at prom on Saturday, May 15, from 8 p.m. to midnight
at Thoroughbred Square and its adjacent parking lot.
The outdoor, in-person WCHS senior prom for the Class of 2021 was
originally planned on Court Street, but was moved in order to “better
ensure the safety of our students,” prom sponsor Nikki Mooney wrote in
She said the original plan was to shut down Court and Main streets in
order to restrict vehicular and pedestrian traffic. However, a few
businesses on Court Street did not want the prom to restrict their
day-to-day operations, she added.
For safety reasons at the new location, Green Street will be closed and
Park Street will be restricted for vehicle traffic during prom, Mooney
said. She said North Street will remain open.
In addition to having a DJ and dance floor, the outdoor prom at
Thoroughbred Square will have bistro tables set up under tents and
limited chair seating to support social distancing, Mooney said.
Photographer John Hemlepp will take pictures of couples, and there “will
be plenty of string lights and festive decorations to spruce up the
area,” Mooney said. She noted parents will be able to watch the
promenade, and may park at the Versailles Baptist Church or Versailles
Presbyterian Church parking lots.