CHURCH HILL - Volunteer High School's "unofficial" prom was held Saturday evening at Hawkins County's newest event venue, a highly visible barn which was constructed earlier this year along Highway 11-W in Surgoinsvlle.

A group in east Hawkins County led by retired McPheeters Bend Elementary School reading interventionist Christina Bellamy organized the VHS prom at the Sayrah Barn-Performance and Event Venue after the school's official prom was canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis this past spring.

Among the sponsors who helped make the VHS prom possible were The Sayrah Barn; Church Hill Food City; Food Lion; Shon Flanary at CASVA Farms; Aaron Flanary at the Whistle Stop Market; Sharon McClellan, Super Party; RidgeCharles DJ & Photography; and Jeff Bellamy at Bellamy Farms.

The Times News requested photo submission from Saturday's VHS prom, some of which are seen here. The remaining submission can be seen in the online version of this photo gallery at