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BJ Fox: The Fox's Den, Feb. 4, 2014

Posted: February 3, 2014 - 3:47pm

Step into my den, pull up a comfy chair and a cup of tea and let’s chat.

That furry little rodent saw his shadow on Groundhog day and predicts six more weeks of winter. Yuck! Considering that he is only correct 33 percent of the time, maybe we can be saved from further roller coaster rides on sleet/snow/rain and freezing temperatures here. Let’s hope. School will be in session Friday, Feb. 14 to make up a snow day.

Conway Women’s Chorus will have their last open rehearsal today at 7 p.m. before their spring show. Go to 2201 Washington Ave. in Conway, to have some fun and become a member of this fun group.

Juniors and seniors at Greenbrier High School are looking forward to their prom scheduled for Saturday, March 15, at the Centennial Valley Country Club in Conway from 8-11 p.m. Prom tickets are now on sale for $25 each. GHS Prom is an exciting formal event that will be remembered for a lifetime!

Times have certainly changed for proms, though.

I can remember dancing all evening to a live band at my high school prom, real flowers in my hair, all night after-parties and no-one allowed to attend unless they dressed in formal attire. Formal attire today can be almost anything, as long as the body is covered — or at least the center part of one’s body.

I’ve had the privilege of covering GHS proms for the past few years, and the heels seem to be taller and the dresses shorter each year. Guys are no longer stuck to a tuxedo (which can be quite costly up to $200) just as long as they look “dressy.”

Last year’s hit jacket was hand-painted and worn by someone who was a true artist in their class. No longer do girls wear just long, bouffant gowns. Backless, strapless, slinky, short — everything except topless seems to be OK — as long as it is dressy.

And don’t get me started on after-parties — but more later. Kids today are just as ingenious at having fun as we were at their age. There just seems to be more mobility and opportunity. Send me your story on your best prom night. You might just see it in “The Fox’s Den.”

The Faulkner Academy of Arts and Conway Dinner Theater are holding auditions for “Into the Woods” and “Arsenic and Old Lace” on Feb. 22 by appointment only. Those interested in performing should call 501-339-7401 or email faulknerarts@yahoo.com.

A shorter performance version of “Into the Woods” is also being planned for GHS students under the direction of Ellen Westerman. There is plenty of opportunity for would-be thespians in our area. Watch for upcoming performance dates. Join in and have some fun!

The Wooster Farmers’ & Crafters’ Market is needing helping hands for a clean-up day of the park on March 15, 8 a.m. to noon. If you can volunteer, just show up in Wooster Park.

Please send Greenbrier news, questions, comments, or suggestions to BJ Fox at  bjfox2005@windstream.net or call 501-679-3690.

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