Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Parents plan 'Safe Night' for grads

Organizers seeking donations for annual event

Express Staff Writer

A parents committee is organizing this year's "Senior Bash" in an attempt to keep graduating seniors from celebrating in a dangerous manner.

"The idea is to provide a drug- and alcohol-free celebration in a safe atmosphere," said Julie Moses, one of the event organizers and the mother of a graduating senior.

The annual event is set for graduation night, Wednesday, May 27, from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. at the Community Campus in Hailey. Graduating seniors from Wood River High School and Silver Creek Alternative School are invited to the event.

"The kids are locked in from 10 until 2, the idea being that they are not on the street partying," Moses said.

Food, music games and prizes will be provided. Each graduating senior will receive a parting gift.

Organizers are still trying to collect the funds needed for the event. Parents of each graduating senior are asked to donate $25.

"We thank all businesses and organizations that have given or pledged money, and or merchandise, but we need more," Moses said. "We understand that in this economic environment things are tight for businesses. In the past, we had asked businesses for cash, but we would also love to have merchandise for prizes."

"We want to provide a fun and safe place to celebrate," Moses said. "It works for the community as well."

To make a donation, contact Ronica Henning at 788-3215. For more information, contact Moses at 726-4626.

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