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Letter: After-prom party needs volunteers, donations


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From: Leigh Britt

Columbus

Received: April 19

The prom is coming May 4. This prom is the original and just for the kids. Columbus residents know what a thrilling night the prom is for area high school juniors and seniors.

Students from Columbus North High School, Columbus East High School and Columbus Signature Academy walk into the prom at The Commons movie-star style while parents look on and remember their own prom with fond memories. The prom ends at midnight, but the evening goes on ... to the after-prom party at FFY.

Have you heard? The after-prom party held at Foundation for Youth is in the 64th year of celebration, held during the early morning of May 5 from 12:30 to 3:30 a.m. All area juniors and seniors are invited to attend this free event (whether or not they attend prom) for carnival-style games, bingo and other activities with food, drinks and a live disc jockey.

No dates necessary. No pressure. Just fun. Students have opportunities to earn tickets at the games to exchange for prizes that range from iPods to athletic equipment to summer concert tickets at Klipsch. Sounds fun, right?

Did you know? Letters have been mailed to area businesses that have donated merchandise and cash to the after-prom in order to support the cost of the evening. Letters have been mailed to parents of juniors and seniors (the third and last notice just arrived in the mail) asking for financial support of this event that keeps our kids safe in an environment designed just for them. Unfortunately, funds are currently low. Please help.

The after-prom party doesn’t just happen. Parents volunteer and donate to make it happen. If you or your business would like to contribute, the after-prom steering committee respectfully requests your donations be mailed immediately. Please make checks payable to: After Prom Party and mail directly to (or drop it off): Donner Center, Attention: After Prom Party, P.O. Box 858, Columbus, IN 47202.

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