Martinsville Speedway Hosts After Prom Party for Martinsville High
Two things that are always paramount at Martinsville Speedway are kids and safety and those two couldn’t have been woven together more perfectly than Saturday night as the historic half-mile speedway played host to the Martinsville High School After Prom party.
The infield was filled with games, inflatables and more than 200 prom-goers as a way to keep the night going without drugs or alcohol.
“Anytime we can ensure students are safe, we want to be a part of that,” Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said. “As a parent, it makes me feel good knowing that there is a place where the students can go and have fun, without the fear of them getting in trouble or hurt.”
Yvonne Givens, the head of the after-prom committee, said the students and volunteers were not only impressed with the event, but the staff as well.
“They were so excited,” Givens said. “They thought the track looked great. They enjoyed all the activates and they had such a great time.
“It’s a wonderful, wonderful treat and experience for everyone involved. Everyone is so impressed with the community leadership of the Speedway and how everyone is about making the community a better place for the students.”
Students echoed Givens’ thoughts.
“It was a really exciting night,” Martinsville High Senior Lauren Clemmons said. “It was awesome seeing everything lit up and the track filled with inflatables and students everywhere having a great time. It’s nice to have a place like Martinsville Speedway to be able to hold an event like that.”
The After Prom Party is one of many civic and community events Martinsville Speedway hosts each year. Others include the Annual Martinsville Speedway Christmas Toy Drive; the Independence Day Celebration, a free event featuring live music, fireworks and carnival rides; and a number of school field trips.
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