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Boys Town Louisiana Raises More Than $80,000 at ReProm Event

Dr. Eric Griggs and Katie Osborne, ReProm 2016 King and Queen

More than 250 Boys Town Louisiana supporters relived their childhood when they attended the 6th annual Retro ReProm event on Friday, November 4, 2016.

"The Retro ReProm is our signature event and our supporters look forward to it throughout the year," said Darrell Johnson, Boys Town Louisiana Development Director.

Held at Il Mercato, Retro ReProm treated guests to an event that recreated a multi-era high school prom. In true prom style, the crowd danced the night away to music performed by The Strate Notes.

The highlight of the event came when it was time to announce the 2016 ReProm King and Queen.

Each year, nominated New Orleans community leaders and celebrities vie for the "Crown" of King and Queen of Retro ReProm. Each dollar raised counts as a vote towards the King and Queen of the donor's choice. At the end of the night, the candidates with the most votes, wins.

This year's prom king was Dr. Eric Griggs, a physician whose mission is "to educate the community on how to live a longer, healthier and happier life." The crowning of prom queen went to Katie Osborne, a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and who currently serves as Constituent Liaison for Council Member Greg Travis, Houston City Council, District G. 

The event was a success and always brings a good amount fun for a great cause. "This event enables to raise much needed funds for our mission while having a lot of fun," added Johnson.

The funds raised will be used towards Boys Town ​Louisiana's Continuum of Care programming. Thanks to all of the supporters and attendees who made this year's Retro ReProm a great success!​