With prom season right around the corner, several local businesses and officials teamed up to remind students to stay safe on prom night.
The 6th annual Pre-Prom Safety Day was held at the Ohio Valley Mall on Thursday.
High School students from all over Belmont were on hand checking out the display from several local businesses including Wheeling Hospital And Bill’s Towing.
Common Pleas Court Judge Frank Fregiato spoke to students abut the dangers of drinking and driving.
“It’s very Important to have things like prom safety day because we need to learn that things that things happened in the past and we need to learn fro those peoples mistakes so that we can not do them in the future,” said Gabbie Semancik, student at St. Clairsville High School.
“It’s supposed to be one night that you are supposed to have fun and you don’t know what could happen to you and this can really put it into prospective that you could lose a classmate, one of your friends, a family member and hurt anyone that is on the road a the time,” said St. Clairsville High School student, Alexa Shields.
The Ohio State Highway had a patrol car on display and a STAT MedEvac helicopter in the parking lot.