By SALLY SEXTON
Elvis is a name known all around the world. Because of that popularity, Elvis Presley will be the main showcase for Weatherford High School’s senior class fundraiser.
Elvis tribute artist Kraig Parker is coming to Weatherford High’s Durant Auditorium for a 7:30 p.m. show this evening.
Ticket sales will go directly toward the WHS senior class, made up of around 480 students, for prom and Project Graduation.
“Elvis is a legit deal. Everyone knows who he is,” senior class president Josh McDaniel said.
“That was the reason behind getting [Kraig Parker] for the show.”
After reviewing different entertainers, the class settled on Parker, who is known for his large fan base.
“I know he did a show in Mineral Wells recently and it was completely sold out,” senior class sponsor Christine Goss said.
Tickets to Friday’s show are currently on sale, and will be sold up until 5 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $15 per person, and can be purchased in front of the auditorium or at the high school’s main office.
“There are 1,800 seats available and, if we sell out, we would make close to $20,000,” Goss said.
In the past, fabric costs for prom ranged from $8,000 to $10,000. Goss said the class plans to set aside $8,000 for prom festivities and use the rest for Project Graduation.
This year, the seniors are bringing in a designer to help cut the cost.
“When [the designer] showed us pictures of what we had done at other places, we were amazed,” senior Emily Albert said.
This year’s prom, titled “An Evening of Opulence,” takes place April 26 in the high school cafeteria.
“We want this to be a service to the community,” Goss said of Friday’s event. “Yes, we are asking for support for the community for our seniors, but we’re also hoping to help them out as well by bringing business here.”
For more information, contact Goss at firstname.lastname@example.org.