LETTERS: High school After Prom, Ball planning committees look for local support

To the editor:

Spring is here and with this season comes planning for our upcoming high school events.

Each year, the” After Prom” and “After Ball” parties are planned by two volunteer committees of parents. These parties allow our high school students to extend the evening of the formal in a chaperoned, drug and alcohol free environment.

The parties begin at 11 p.m. and continue until 2 a.m. or later. Food, beverages and entertainment await the students after their formals.

These parties are always very well attended, and students do not have to go to the formals to attend the after parties. They are open to all members of the class sponsoring the party. There is no cost to the students.

The budget for this event is tight and funds are getting harder to raise.

Imagine planning a party for more than 150 students with a budget based solely on donations. While some prizes and food are donated, the committee must raise the rest of the dollars to pay for the site rental, entertainment, food and door prizes, along with other costs associated with the event.

Letters are sent several times to the parents in each class, asking for assistance. Parents go door-to-door asking our local businesses for donations. The classes have set up accounts at Caz Cans and would appreciate any extra returnables.

We are asking for your support with these parties. The planning committees need the community’s financial support and donations of food or prizes. People are needed to serve as chaperones to set up and help clean up.

Can you help us with these events for our high school students on May 12 and June 1?

Donations can be sent to:

After Prom/ After Ball

Cazenovia HS PTSA

31 Emory Avenue

Cazenovia, NY 13035

For more information, contact Beth Race for After Prom at 655-4907, or Ellen Romagnoli for After Ball at 655-4595.

Ellen Romagnoli

President, Caz High School PTA

Co-chair, After Ball Committee

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