By Sarah Garrett,
Free admission, food and a photo booth just might be some of the secrets to hosting a successful school dance. The “Barnyard Bash” on Feb. 21 had all of these benefits and they are probably the reason the dance had such a great turnout.
In the past, the Davis High spring dances have not been very popular. However, more people than expected attended the Barnyard Bash, according to senior and student government member Brooke Palmer.
“I’m actually really impressed,” Palmer said. “I did not expect this many people to come.”
Palmer thinks much of the reason so many people came is because of the free photo booth, which came with props to wear and even emailed students copies of their photos.
In fact, senior Ashlyn Savidge admits she came to the dance mainly for the photo booth.
“I came to the Barnyard Bash because of the photo booth and because I thought it would be fun to take pictures with my friends during my senior year,” Savidge said. “I’m having a blast.”
Although a free dance certainly has its benefits in getting people to come, student government does not make any money off of it.
Palmer explains that although the Barnyard Bash would not bring in any money, it is a good way to get people to have fun and make them more likely to come to another dance in the future.
“Hopefully people next year will want to come to the dance more,” Palmer said. “You have to give up a little to get some.”
Junior Hannah Tutt is perhaps one of those people, as she had a great time at the dance.
“I’m having a lot of fun,” Tutt said. “The photo booth is amazing and the free food is also amazing.”