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Denise Mount telling a story at Carapace at Manuel's Tavern.
Jack Walsh / PBA30


Often, a story about why you didn't do something is just as interesting as one about why you did. Here, Denise Mount took to the mic at the Carapace storytelling series at Manuel’s Tavern with her memories of what kept her from her junior prom.

Life Stories: True Tales from Carapace airs on PBA30 Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Seniors Prom

Jun 14, 2012

For 15 years, Decatur Christian Towers Senior Living Community has given its residents a chance to re-live the magic of prom night with its own "senior" prom. The event is enormously popular, with residents and staff spending each full year between proms collecting and creating decorations for the next year's dance. 

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Prom costs increase

Apr 26, 2012

It's prom season in metro Atlanta.  According to a study by Visa Inc., prom spending has increased.  The average American family will fork out nearly $1,100 for their teen.  

That's up 33% from last year being spent on dresses, manicures, make-up, limousines and professional photographers among other things.  Jason Alderman, a senior director of financial education for Visa, says reality tv has a lot to do with it.

What began as an effort to provide prom dresses to disadvantaged students in Atlanta, non-profit "Athena's Warehouse" has since branched out to sponsor a variety of life skills workshops in local high schools.  Here, founder and president Bee Nguyen talks with WABE's Steve Goss...

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