LB Fashion Show Supports Post-Prom Safety

With the onset of spring and prom season, Long Beach High School continued its annual tradition of hosting the Morning Madness Fashion Show fundraiser, organized by the Parent Teacher Student Association. Students were the shining stars of the evening on March 9, when they transformed the Lindell School auditorium stage into a spectacular runway that featured elegant and classic formalwear.  

The event was initiated to support the annual substance-free Morning Madness post-prom celebration, which will be in its 25th year this June. The event provides a safe and festive opportunity for seniors to enjoy the final hours of their prom night together at Dave and Busters of Westbury, with the prospect of earning extraordinary raffle prizes.

Members of the high school’s National Honor Society assisted volunteers from the PTSA. DollFace Cosmetics and Bonnie Stern from Mary Kay helped create the ultimate level of glamour for the models, and Maria Perrone worked with students on choreography.

Students John Whelan and Sarah Whelan served as masters of ceremonies and announced each grand runway entrance. Students took the spotlight as couples and in groups, entertaining their audience with special effects and unique choreography in addition to the stunning attire. Gowns and tuxedos were provided courtesy of Sniders Formal Wear of Oceanside, Camille La Vie of Carle Place and the Dessy Group of New York City.

This occasion is just one of the many efforts that the PTSA coordinates to make Morning Madness possible, and the group is still working toward its goal. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor or making a donation can contact Morning Madness Committee Chair AnnMarie Scandole at