Henryville students prepare for trip to Louisville for Lady Antebellum concert

High school juniors and seniors in Henryville are preparing for a trip to Louisville for a second prom that will be hosted by Lady Antebellum.

Henryville, Ind.

High school juniors and seniors in Henryville are preparing for a trip to Louisville for a second prom that will be hosted by Lady Antebellum. The country music trio will also hold a benefit concert where all proceeds will go towards the tornado relief effort in the small Indiana town.

"We got in the bathroom, and the ceiling and roof caved in on us. It was scary," said Amanda Irish, a Henryville junior.

Irish was home alone with her little brother when the tornado ripped through her town March 2.

"I think that's the biggest lesson we've learned is we got to look out for each other in a time of need," said Troy Albert,  Henryville Junior/Senior High School Principal.

Support has also poured in from across the country, and right next door, in the form of money, supplies and a chance for the teens to escape, even for a night.

"We love you Lady Antebellum, but we love Henryville high school even more," said one teen in a video submitted to the band.

Lady Antebellum held an "Own the Prom" contest where students could submit videos for the chance to win a free concert. Several schools submitted videos asking that the free concert go to Henryville instead of their schools.

"There was just video after video that people were making for us, and it was so cool," said Kaitlyn Maloney, a Henryville junior.

On Wednesday, that generosity will pay off in Louisville. The award-winning group will give the teens a second prom.

"I'm so excited. It hasn't really sunk in that we're going to see a concert," said Maloney.

"Anything, anything is great," said Kathy Church, another student.

The teens will be given several other free tickets for their families who will join them at the concert that is open to the public.

"We're just so grateful that Lady Antebellum did this for us because they didn't have to. This wasn't what they signed up for so they went above and beyond," said Amy Fischmer, a Henryville high school teacher.

Juniors and Seniors at Silver Creek High, who helped with the campaign to get Henryville the free concert,  will also get free tickets to the concert. The school had the winning video.
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