A Night Under the Stars: High School Winter Formal

Friday, February 17, 2017

5:30 to 9:30pm.

Heard Wildlife Sanctuary (1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069)

Join us in your formal attire at the picturesque Heard Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney for an elegant evening with friends. You will enjoy a catered sit down dinner from La Madeleine Country French Café and an evening with fun entertainment including English country dancing. You’ll have the opportunity to pose for photos in our photo booth with a professional photographer who will provide complimentary digital photographs from the evening for you to cherish throughout your high school years.

Tickets are $35 per person. Use the link below to register and purchase your tickets.

Registration will end on Monday, February 13 at Midnight.

Attire for the evening is Formal. This event is for GCA High School Students only.

Please see below for a description as well as guidelines for appropriate attire for both Ladies and Young Men.



  • Long gowns are encouraged, but not required
  • no trousers of any kind
  • Short dresses must be at the top to the knee
  • Slits in long gowns must stop at the knee
  • Spaghetti straps are acceptable
  • No strapless tops
  • No plunging necklines allowed
  • No visible cleavage
  • No cutout in the front, sides or back of the dress. High keyhole cutouts may be allowed
  • Undergarments should be present but not visible

The GCA Staff Ladies will be happy to consult with you to ensure that your attire meets the expected guidelines.  Feel free to bring in your dress or ask one of the ladies on staff should you have any concerns about your dressl


  • Dressy shoes or sandals are appropriate
  • Dress boots are acceptable.  Please leave your farm boots at home
  • You may bring nice, comfortable shoes to change into for dancing (change after dinner)


Gentlemen should wear a suit and tie and dress shoes


  • Tuxedos, dress suits (coordinating jacket and slacks)
  • Neck ties, bow ties are required as well as collared,button up shirt
  • Dress shoes

Not Acceptable

  • T-shirts
  • Denim or Jeans of any style or color
  • Tennis Shoes (including "formal" sports shoes of the type offered with some tuxedo rentals)