Fremont High School held its first prom pampering day last year.
This year, teacher Velyda Demuth said, students need it more than ever after floodwaters overwhelmed the city. About 100 students are still displaced.
“There are a lot of girls who are hurting this year,’’ Demuth said.
Pampering includes hair, makeup and nails. All products are provided.
Teachers, professional hair and makeup artists, parents and church members will be doing the transformations. Demuth said her daughter, Naiyah Farmer, even plans to come up again from Texas to help.
The pampering day is set for April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fremont Alliance Church. That’s the day of Fremont’s prom, but girls from other schools are welcome. Just make a reservation by calling 402-727-3050 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Demuth said one girl last year threw her arms in the air and said, “I feel like a queen.”
“Which is exactly what we wanted,’’ she said.
Several prom dresses have been donated to the school. Demuth said they’re asking that dresses are somewhat new, and aren’t stained or damaged.
They are also seeking suits and prom apparel in good condition for the boys in the school of 1,500.
Demuth said students helped save her home in the southeast part of Fremont when a levee broke. They were among hundreds of people who filled sandbags to hold back the water.
“That was an unbelievable community effort,’’ she said.
The students continue to help. The track team was among those setting up cots at a shelter in the old JC Penney store.
“Our students have been phenomenal,’’ Demuth said. “Every place you have a need, whether it’s unloading trucks or sorting clothing or food, we have middle school and high school kids working. Even kids who were displaced. It’s just amazing.’’
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The Elkhorn River at the Maple Street bridge is shown under water Monday March 18, 2019.
Floodwaters from the Elkhorn River have gone down and now expose a heavily damaged West Dodge Road.
Floodwaters from the Elkhorn River have started to recede, exposing a heavily damaged West Dodge Road.
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A Nebraska National Guard helicopter flies over flooded Waterloo on Friday.
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The National Weather Service in Valley, Nebraska was evacuated due to flooding on Friday, March 15, 2019. CHRIS MACHIAN/THE WORLD-HERALD
A truck drives through a flooded road near the Platte River on Friday.