After Prom Committee Donation

Citizens First Bank employees recently presented a donation to representatives of the Gateway After Prom committee.  Gateway After Prom is a safe and fun-filled annual event that extends the fun after area proms at Clinton, Fulton, and Prince of Peace High Schools are over for the evening.  The committee is comprised of parents and volunteers who make the event possible. In a change of venue this year, the event is being held at Clinton Middle School – due to ongoing construction at CHS. The committee is happy to be offering the largest teen social gathering in the area!


Citizens First is a long-time contributor to the event, through a program called “Citizens First First Down,” that is hosted by local radio station KROS.    For every first down the Clinton River Kings achieve during the regular football season, Citizens First donates $5 to the after prom event.   This year, the contribution was $555, all of which helps to defray the costs of entertainment and prizes for the estimated 400 attendees at Gateway After Prom.  Gateway After Prom is a group effort, with parents from 3 schools (Clinton, Fulton and Prince of Peace) coming together to organize an event that offers area high school students a fun place to gather after prom.


Parent and volunteer Theresa Clarke stated, “It’s a great event for the students. We put in effort to provide entertainment and prize options that the students will enjoy.  We are so fortunate to have the support of local businesses, including Citizens First.”


Entertainment this year at Gateway After Prom, on Saturday May 13, will include: the extremely popular escape rooms, bingo, laser tag, games, prize drawings and an appearance by Comedian and Mentalist, Troy Peters.  The students will also enjoy food and beverages donated by many local restaurants and businesses.   The evening culminates with prize drawings of cash and electronics.