Students In Mudslide-Devastated Town Get Surprise Prom

USA TODAY -- When a massive landslide destroys the town you live in, not much else is on your mind. So it's no wonder why the students at Darrington High School in Washington didn't expect to their prom night to ever happen.

The cost of prom at Darrington typically runs off of $5,000 to $7,000 in donations. Asking for that amount of money in such a small town was hard enough, but asking for donations from a town recovering from a landslide was even more difficult. "Really didn't know what to do," said prom committee member Chelsea Williamson.

But, the night they never thought would happen, ended up unfolding right before their eyes.

Jesse Jones, Consumer Advocate at KING5 in Seattle heard the high school was in jeopardy of not being able to have their Junior and Senior prom. So, he took on the challenge himself. He found a space for the dance to take place and businesses willing to donate decorations, food and photography.

Watch the video above to see the local gym transformed into an "Enchanted Forest" and the beautiful dresses that were also donated.

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