top story Here’s your second chance for prom email@example.com HollyBeechMP May 9, 2014 (…) Tom Barry escorts his wife Elisha into a prom for adults at the Meridian City Hall Saturday, May 4, 2013. The prom was organized by the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council to benefit Ben's Bells. (Aaric Bryan/IPT) (Aaric Bryan/IPT) You don’t have to be in high school to put on some fancy clothes, bust out some goofy dance moves and laugh your head off with friends.The Meridian Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council is throwing its second annual Ball at the Hall — a “prom for parents.”“The most important (thing) was that they got out and had fun and realized that not everything has to be so serious for them,” council chairwoman Cady Snell, a junior at Rocky Mountain High School, said about last year’s event. “As adults, they should be encouraged to have fun as well.” × Advertisement Meridian Police Officer Dave Gomez will once again play the role of DJ, keeping the party alive with tunes everyone can really rock out to — or moonwalk to or dance the Dosey Doe.“A lot of people were up and dancing, and doing the Cha-Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle,” Snell said.The chocolate fountain and photo booth — which were big hits last year — will be back again, along with the silent auction.MYAC is hoping to draw an even bigger crowd than last year’s event, which attracted over 300 people.“I’m really excited because I’ve heard a lot of hype about it, like how much fun it was (last year),” said Renaissance High School junior Mackenzie Lawrence, who joined MYAC this year.Tickets are $20 per person, and proceeds will support Buckle Up for Bobby, a Meridian nonprofit that awards college scholarships, promotes safe driving classes and encourages students across Idaho to always wear their seatbelts.The founders, Duke and Sheri Rogers, lost their son Bobby in a car accident in 2012. This year would have been his senior prom at Mountain View High School.“We are so honored and proud to be the recipients of the funds raised at this year’s Ball at the Hall,” Sheri said. “We hope to use the funds to continue reaching out to teens across the state with our life-saving message.”The Rogers have supported several MYAC events this year, attended meetings and helped with the group’s public service announcement about seatbelt safety, which will be unveiled at Ball at the Hall. Sheri has been able to attend most of MYAC’s meetings and has been able to share on a deeper level with some of the teens about what the family has gone through, Snell said.“It’s provided a lot of the teens with the understanding of how important it is to wear your seatbelts,” she said.Thanks to local support, MYAC expects the event will only cost $400, with the rest of the proceeds going to Buckle Up for Bobby. Several local businesses are providing donations and discounts, including Bono’s Beef, Dutch Bros., Rhino Rush and Redline Recreational Toys, Tates Rents, Treasure Valley Photo Booth and Creative Balloons of Idaho.Featured attractions• Dancing and entertainment• Silent auction• Photo booth with props• Frozen custard• Chocolate fountain • Coffee bar and non-alcoholic beverages• Crowning of “prom” king and queenUpcoming MYAC eventsMay 2 — Dance Your Heart Out, 6-8:30 p.m., The Village at MeridianMay 3 — Buckle Up for Bobby 5K, Tully ParkMay 12 — Ignite Youth and After Party, The Idaho Party BarnMay 15 — Treasure Valley Middle School Youth SummitMay 17 — Ball at the Hall – Prom for Parents, 7-11 p.m., Meridian City HallMay 19 — MYAC End of Year Party, WahoozFind details at facebook.com/MeridianMYAC or call MYAC adviser Ken Corder at 489-0535. 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