Washington Post reports on a Mormon prom in Virginia

Compiled by Michelle Garrett

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, May 16 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

Our take: This positive articleabout the good, clean fun Mormon teens have with friends, members and non-members alike, was published in one of the top newspapers in the United States.

From the Washingon Post: A procession of limousines dropped off young people dressed in tuxedos and evening gowns to the Annandale Virginia Stake center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last weekend. When the teens entered, they were welcomed with a London theme, adorned with British Union Jacks and other trimmings.

There were British soldiers posted outside the building, ladies with fashionable hats welcoming couples and a towering replica of London’s “Big Ben,” clock that loomed over a dance floor in the gym that was filled with teenagers dancing to the sounds of Michael Jackson.

“I love it. It’s amazing. They put so much work into it,” said Katrina Bache of Rockville as she danced with her date, Michael Draper during an event where religious affiliations, ethnic backgrounds and traditions took a back seat to chivalry and old fashion fun. The annual dance has been hosted by the Mormon church in Northern Virginia for a decade.

For the rest of this article, visit washingtonpost.com.

Also, Mormon teens in California recently had their own prom. Click here to read "Mormon Prom in California promotes high standards"

Email: mgarrett@desnews.com

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