Monday, April 23, 2012
Killeen mom spends $1,000 on billboard — not too bad
The average prom will cost $1,000 per teen anyhow.
The latest big idea from one Killeen, Texas mom seems straight out of a TV show. Tammy Day spent about $1,000 on a billboard honoring her high-school-aged daughter that says "Vote Brandy Day for Prom Queen!"
Damn those Yankees, I guess: We do things big in Texas.
Brandy, the student at Harker Heights High School in Killeen, didn't win, according to ABC News. Mom Tammy says she just wanted to support her daughter, who has mild cerebral palsy.
“I felt like it was an attainable goal for her,” Day told ABC. “Physically, mobility-wise, against normal children, she doesn’t stand a chance. She can’t do track, she can’t swim. She plays tennis and has to stay in some kind of sport to keep physically fit because of her mild CP, but I felt like she chose this [prom queen campaign] as something that she thought that she could stand a chance on because all it would require was for her to present a picture for herself, but it appears that it’s backfiring.”
The Day's expense on Brandy's billboard isn't all that outrageous, though: Between buying a new dress or renting a tuxedo, paying for dinner, and getting a limousine, for example, the Atlanta Journal Constitution says prom will cost $1,000 per teen, the same price as that pricey billboard.
Dallas-Fort Worth parents: over-the-top or just another high school expense?