A formal journey
Article and photos by Julie Matuszewski
Students dressed to the nines and gathered with friends for a formal evening complete with a catered dinner from Cranelli’s, live music, photos, and dancing. Last month, Journey Church transformed its walls of worship into a dancing haven and rite of passage for many Douglas County high school-aged students.
Journey Prom, an all-high school formal event, brought students from Castle Pines, Castle Rock and Highlands Ranch together in a neutral environment outside of school where kids could be kids.
Student Pastor Wade Smith said that after a long academic year, the church wanted to give the kids an event that would allow them to feel a sense of normalcy and to simply be teenagers. These respectful teenagers showed their best dance moves as they rocked the evening to the beats of Denver’s newest pop-punk band The BRKN and danced the night away to latest hits from DJ Kulfax.