CONGRATULATIONS OUTTOWN FOR MAKING IT TO 1,000!
There's my nephew Tyrek, who will graduate from Whiteside Junior High and turn 14 on May 20, going inside Willard's Tailor and Suit Shop in Fairview Heights, Ill recently to pick out a suit for his prom (Whiteside Middle School ) on May 13. (Pics by Natasha Atkins)
The tailor having him try on a suit coat
Tyrek looking in the mirror to see how it looks.
The tailor writes up the receipt for the suit.
Tyrek has second thoughts and goes back to the drawing board.
A few days later....
He returns to Williard's and the tailor shows him color schemes .
Tyrek gets a little help from his grandma on his choice.
AND THE CHOICE IS....
This sleek black tux with yellow tie and vest. He was set for his prom.
Tyrek gettin his swag on with the OUTCAM.
Tyrek at the truck that is about to cruise him to his prom.
Tyrek poses with his older brother, Jerome.
Tyrek poses with his mother, Natasha who was chauffeuring.
The Mom and her two sons.
YOURS TRULY, Ma'at Atkins with my neph.
YOURS TRULY, Tyrek and my sis, Natasha.
Tyrek gets a mother's touch on his tie.
Tyrek texting on his phone in the backseat.
HEY TYREK...LOOK UP!
Before Tyrek goes to his prom, he makes a stop at his grandma's job to show her his tux.
She was a very proud grandma as her co-worker looks on.
Grandma (my mother) gives Tyrek some sugah. LOL
G-moms, Tyrek and Natasha
G-moms, Tyrek and Jerome
YOURS TRULY, kneeling, my moms, my neph and sis.
AND NOW OFF TO THE PROM............VVVVRRRRRROOOOOOOOM
When we arrived many of Tyrek's schoolmates were there. It was held at the Bel-Air Bowl in Belleville, Ill.
BELOW are pics of Tyrek taking pics with his schoolmates.
They walk downstairs to the hall area.
Tyrek posing with his friends at the picture wall.
A pic of the cake congratulating the promenaders.
Tyrek gettin ready to get his party on.
Night Magic was the dee-jay and they started off quite interesting by playing the Cha-Cha Slide. The trophies on the table were for the Who's Who at the prom.
This lovely young lady was Tyrek's ex and she broke up with him right before the prom. Bittered? Nahh. lol
Below are pics Tyrek had taken:
Everybody wanted to take a pic with Tyrek, the star b-ball player!
Whiteside Junior High in the house!
After the prom, most of them went to a house party in Belleville.
Tyrek is growing up. WHAAAAAAAAT? LOL
NOTE: We thought this was the perfect post to celebrate our 1,000th POST of OUTTOWN--with family--a youngster going to his first prom. His life growth is our life growth.
Here's to ya OUTTOWN. We have been to many events in and away from St. Louis, featured and flashed hundreds of people and chronicled the 411 on folks who lived, were born, were raised or toured through St. Louis and the Illinois-Missouri area .
Hopefully our journey can take us to another 1,000.
Let's hope before the world ends. LOL
Congratulations Tyrek and congratulations OUTTOWN!