Lady Antebellum has announced that Henryville High School in Henryville, Indiana will be the recipient of a private concert from their Own The Night Prom Contest. The school was completely destroyed by a tornado that ripped through the area in March. Lady A has invited the school’s juniors and seniors to the KFC YUM! Center on May 16 for a private prom, followed by a post-party concert that will be open to the public.
“Although we couldn’t make the actual prom date, we’re going to do a special and bigger and better event actually for the entire community, and also have something special for the junior and senior high students there as well to commemorate their prom this time of year,” Dave Haywood said.
“Helping rebuild this community is our biggest priority right now,” Hillary Scott said. “We were so moved by the stories from Henryville High School, but also from the students at their rival schools who raised their hands and said they wanted to help. There has been so much national media attention and so many sponsors and volunteers are stepping forward to help. It’s going to be an amazing day!”
“The whole community, especially the students, is excited about Lady Antebellum coming and performing for Henryville,” Superintendent of the West Clark Community Schools Monty Schneider said. “They missed so much with the school being destroyed that things like this help them feel whole again. They will be talking about the tornadoes for the rest of their lives, but this event will give them something positive to reflect on about that time. It’s going to be a special moment for the entire community.”
All proceeds raised from the concert portion of Rebuilding Henryville will remain local through the New Hope/Indiana Bankers Association for the benefit of the Disaster Relief Fund. Further details on the events and ticket information will be available in the coming weeks at www.ladyantebellum.com.