Frequently Asked Questions

What is A Royal Affair?

A Royal Affair is a free full scale prom for people with diverse abilities, ages 14 and older.

What is our vision?

Our vision for A Royal Affair is to help our attendees feel loved, honored, accepted and celebrated with a night to remember. By partnering with the community, we can demonstrate God’s incredible love for a people who often get overlooked.

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

All volunteers must be at least 14 years old and be with a parent/guardian. If you are 16 years or older you can volunteer by yourself if you have a parent/guardian sign a permission form. Anyone 18 years or older must complete a background check before the event. If you served last year at the prom or have one on file with either Crosspoint Community Church or the YMCA at Pabst Farms that will be sufficient too.

What time should the volunteers arrive at?

This depends on how you want to serve for the evening. Please click here for Volunteer sign up and to see all the options for the evening. Depending on what you choose it will tell you when you need to arrive and how you should dress for the evening.


What time should the attendees arrive?

Doors open at 6:30pm.  The “Prom Experience” goes from 7pm-10pm.

What is provided to eat?

Chick-fil-A chicken, sub sandwiches, desserts, water and soda will be provided.

Can volunteers eat the food?

Yes. The food and drinks are for all volunteers, guests, parents, family and caretakers and is available until it is gone.

Is there a cost for anything?

No. Due to the generosity of individuals and businesses and their sponsorship, the prom is free. Please take a look at the donation page and help us thank them. 

The night of the event, should the guests come dressed in their tuxedo or dress?

Yes, please come already dressed for the occasion.

Ladies have the opportunity to have their hair and/or nails done for the royal evening. They MUST call and make an appointment as soon as possible by calling Diane at 262-490-9651. All services will be done by appointment at St Jerome Catholic Church in Oconomowoc between 12:30 – 3:00 pm on Friday, February 8, 2019. All appointments must be made before Friday, February 1, 2019 as space is limited and we do expect this to fill up quickly.

What does being a Buddy look like?

When you arrive at the YMCA at Pabst Farms you will enter through the main front door. The side door is exclusively for our kings and queens.  Immediately upon your arrival you need to go upstairs to the mezzanine (next to the track) hang up your coat, check in and get your name badge with job assignment. You will receive a short informational training and an overview of the evening. After this you will wait for the arrival of your king or queen and be paired up. Your first stop will be to walk the red-carpet with them. Your role will include dancing with them, eating with them (help get their food), introducing them to other guests. Your sole responsibility is to serve our royal attendees and make them feel loved, honored, accepted and celebrated throughout the entire evening. This is a very special night for them, and you are a BIG part of it. And we expect that once it’s over, you will also consider it a special night for you too. 

What is the date for next year’s event?

2019 will be the fourth year an event like this has been available in our community and we look forward to continuing it on a bi-annual basis. 

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February 8, 2019
7 o'clock - 10 o'clock
Doors open at 6:30pm

YMCA at Pabst Farms
1750 East Valley Rd
Oconomowoc, WI 53066