Bolton's prom, with James Bond casino theme, termed a success

BOLTON - Bolton High School's Class of 2012 held its prom this year at the Fort William Henry Hotel, and it featured a James Bond-inspired theme, "Tomorrow Never Dies."

The prom, as well as various pre- and post-prom activities, were termed as highly successful by event organizers, who thanked various volunteers and donors for their support.

Under clear skies May 21, prom attendees gathered at the newly renovated Bolton town dock at Roger's Park for their grand march down the red carpet before boarding The Morgan, a replica of a 19th century touring boat.

The use of the Morgan was donated by The Sagamore Resort. The Morgan transported students to the Steel Pier in Lake George, where they walked to Fort William Henry Hotel for hors d'oeuvres, a buffet dinner, and dancing until 11 p.m. Students were then bused back to the school for a post-prom party, which lasted until 3 a.m.

Maintaining the James Bond theme, the party was entitled "Casino Royale." Entertainment One provided three rides: an obstacle course, a 22-foot double slide and a bungee run. There were also sumo suits for students to don and try sumo wrestling.

The Bolton Volunteer Fire Co. lent the students their casino tables, which were put to use with rousing games of chance.

The lobby in the gym was transformed into an entrance of a casino. Bungee run and sumo suit competitions were held through the night, until the party ended at 3 p.m. The winners of those tournaments went home with the bigger prizes of the night.

Also, random drawings were held for prizes including concert tickets to SPAC, a biplane ride through the high peaks, a parasail ride, kayak lessons, and much more.

A pre-prom assembly May 20 featured guest speaker Larry Waimon, a retired police officer who crusades for traffic safety. He spoke to the students about the dangers of driving while under the influence, phoning and texting while driving, and other potentially destructive decisions.

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