Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV



Prom spending is expected to rise in 2013 to an average $1,139. That�s among families who are planning to spend some money to attend the annual affair, according to a survey of 1,025 parents of prom age teens by payment processor Visa Inc. and research company Gfk. Not included in the average were 12 percent who said they wouldn�t spend anything on the prom. A majority of parents with teenagers surveyed were still unsure how much they�d spend. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Emily Zoladz)