Milford Police help students in need pay for prom

A prom for all students
A prom for all students

NOVI, Mich. – The prom is a big deal to most high schools students but the road to getting there can cost a lot. Shoes, clothes, hair, earrings and dinner can add- up, quickly. 

"Some rent limos and party busses and come together in large groups and obviously I think dresses are a little more expensive than the tuxedos but yeah, it can be quite expensive," said Milford High School Principal Kevin McKenna.

So to help with some of the financial burden, Milford Police decided to raise money to help students in need get to the prom. They contacted local businesses and asked them to donate various services and necessities such as flowers, transportation, make-up and even the tickets - were taken care of for students who couldn't afford it.

Joseph Walsh is a student at Milford High School. He says he worked two jobs to help with the cost of prom.

"All together it ends up being kind of expensive you know," said Walsh.

So, this help is a great example of how the community and law enforcement can work together to accomplish a common goal with positive results.

"A lot of people don't know about Milford, it's a tight little community it combines with Highland a lot of the times but it's fun growing up here," said student Ellie Carlson

"This is a good strong community that supports their kids and families" said McKenna.

Another great thing about this community is that they don't want to make anyone feel badly about their situation. So they wouldn't identify which students were helped. In fact, many of the students we spoke to weren't even aware that the community stepped-up the way it did. Principal McKenna says that's exactly the way they like it.

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