The typically quiet Birch Lane was flooded with photographers, party busses and satin dresses on Thursday night as the Rye Brook community came together for a pre-prom event before sending Blind Brook High School seniors off to their prom at Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison. Despite traffic and rain, neighbors poured in from every direction for this annual event.
This year, the Treacy family volunteered to host.
"We have twins in the grade so I guess we had double the reason to host it," Kevin Treacy, father of Blind Brook seniors Danielle and Claudia said. "Our house lends itself to the event because of the big garden and ability to accomodate the large amount of people."
There are about 90 students in the senior class, but close to 1,000 people attended the event.
"This event has been happening every year for as long as I can remember," Blind Brook junior, Thomas Ferrer said. "It's really an opportunity for all the parents and all the kids to come together and take pictures."