Huntingdon High School juniors and seniors had no prom on April 17 at the Buttrey Wedding and Event Venue in
the Clarksburg area as previously scheduled due to the coronavirus threat.
But that didn’t stop senior Jordan Cole, 18, from having a scaled down mini version of the event on April 24 that
included her date and family members at her parents’ residence.
Jordan is the daughter of Stacey and Cindy Cole who reside at 450 Songbird Lane, just off the Browning
“She had been really looking forward to the prom,” said her mom. “We had gotten her dress in February and she
was really excited about it.”
But in March the coronavirus hit and the school year ended suddenly with the prom being cancelled as were
several other school functions.
The prom is a special memorable occasion that ends the school year. The attendees all dress up in tuxedoes and
stylish dresses and have a special dinner.
Jordan’s beautiful long dress was light blue with a shimmering look. Her boyfriend, Collin Strickland, a 2019
graduate of Henry County High School, was attired in a navy suit with a red boutonniere.
Collin’s mother, Meggen Walker, and Jordan’s mom, decided it would be a neat idea to have a mini version of a
prom. Jordan would still get to wear her recently purchased dress and a special meal could be prepared.
So they set to work to make their idea a reality. They decorated with twinkling lights. A special table was set up
for Collin and Jordan with a menu of grilled steak and shrimp, and baked potato accompanied with cheesecake as
dessert. A buffalo chicken dip and tortilla chips were served as the appetizer.
“Jordan was excited about the occasion because she got to wear her dress after all,” said her mom.
Cindy used some of the decorations that she had planned on using for daughter, Erika Coomer’s wedding to David
Travis. It had been scheduled for March 28 but had to be postponed until Aug. 8.
Photos were made of the special event before the evening ended. Other family members who were present were
Jordan’s grandparents, Jimmy and Carol Pinson, her brother and wife, Nick and Jamie Coomer and daughter, Hallie;
Jordan’s sister, Morgan Cole; and Collin’s grandmother, Alice Anderson.
Afterwards, Collin and Jordan went for a drive to conclude the perfect evening.
Jordan is hopeful there will be a graduation ceremony that she can share with her classmates.
This fall Jordan plans to enter Arnold’s Cosmetology School in Milan.