When a Virginia high school was in danger of having to cancel its prom for the second year in a row because of the pandemic, the used-car dealer across the street literally rolled out the red carpet to save it.
Brandon Wright, owner of Wright Way Motors, hosted the Covington High School prom in his showroom. Public health restrictions prevented the school from hosting the event, and parents who began raising money to put it on discovered a dearth of venues that were both affordable and available.
So Wright, after making sure his liability insurance was sufficient, offered his store. He closed the business the day before the prom, giving his employees a paid vacation day, so the dealership could be decorated with flowers, lights and a red-carpeted entrance.
“He turned over his whole space to us,” Donna Young, a parent who led the effort, told The Washington Post. “He moved all of his cars, and he swept and mopped the whole area before he turned over the keys. … You would have…
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