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Night of Friends and Fun to Benefit Canton High Class of 2016 Substance Free Graduation Party

March 30, 2016 Business, Community, Schools No Comments

PowerPoint PresentationBy John Fitts

Planning for the 2016 Canton High School Substance Free Graduation Party is well underway with a major fundraiser scheduled this weekend.

For nearly 30 years, parents have raised funds for the safe post-graduation party, which involves a trip to Cherry Brook Primary school for dinner and a class film, followed by a trip to an offsite venue for overnight activities that include a hypnotist, sporting activities, a roving magician, cash cube, raffle prizes and much more.

On Saturday, April 2, 2016, the Substance Free Graduation Party committee is hosting a Night of Friends and Fun at the Canton Indoor Golf Center. The $50 per person price includes appetizers, a buffet dinner, dessert, golf competitions, live music from the Humeleons, and numerous raffle prizes that include vacation getaways and Patriots tickets. There will be a cash bar, 50-50 raffle and, yes, final four games will be broadcast.

For ticket information contact Meredith Pickett at meredithpickett@comcast.net.

The Substance Free Graduation party is an expensive undertaking – in the realm of $20,000. Costs include facility rental, entertainment, food and prizes.

Organizers, however, said it’s well worth it to provide that safe evening and final gathering for the graduates, free of charge.

“It is their last night and their last time to be together as a class,” said Kris First, co chair of this year’s committee.  “A lot of these kids have been together since kindergarten.”

“It’s one last opportunity to send the seniors off together in a safe environment,” added co-chair Jennifer Charron. “A lot of alumni will say it’s one of the best memories that they have.”

The committee is also planning several other fundraisers this year, including the ever popular lawn signs. program ads and several events, including:

  • April 18, Chipotle, Shoppes at Farmington Valley, 110 Albany Turnpike (portion of proceeds).
  • An April 30 baking contest with chef and radio personality Chris Prosperi, Taste by Spellbound owner Miriam Rieder  and Consumer Science Teacher Blaire Hutchings. Drop off your best dessert between 8 and 9 a.m. and judging begins at 10 a.m. Cost is $10 for kids 15 and under and seniors 62 and over. Others pay $20. For information, email rcv1167@comcast.net or call 860-965-5255. Find an entry form here.
  • A Mohegan Sun Bus Trip on April 30. Bus leaves CHS at 4 p.m. and leaves the casino at 11:30 p.m. Cost is $50 and includes $15 food and betting vouchers. For information, contact Debbie Lyons at (860) 335-4060 or nyfab4@aol.com.

Further details can be found on the school’s web site via http://www.cantonschools.org/chnews/?FeedID=300 or by email Charron at jencharron@yahoo.com 

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