Archive for Wednesday, April 25, 2001

After Prom party draws prizes

April 25, 2001

To say that response has been tremendous for the "After Prom" party for Baldwin High School this year would be an understatement. Co-chairs of the event, Laura Morford and Peg Wessel, along with the rest of the committee, have been amazed by what's been donated for the BHS students to win.

"I am so blown away by the generosity of this town," said Morford. "They don't even blink."

Wessel agreed.

"The Baldwin businesses have been phenomenal in their support, as well as many businesses in Lawrence," said Wessel. "We've had donations, i.e. a car, TVs, VCRs, Chiefs and Royals tickets, food coupons, plus monetary donations. Thanks to everyone who has donated and if you still wish to donate, pleased call the BHS office at 594-2725."

The "After Prom" party is scheduled for the Lawrence bowling alley following the BHS Prom which is from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Memorial Hall in Lawrence. The get together afterward will start sometime after that and last until 3 a.m.

Students who participate will have a chance to win the 1988 Dodge Omni donated by Crown Chevrolet in Lawrence. Of course there are also TVs, VCRs, etc., too.

"We acquired donations from area businesses to provide prizes for the kids to win," said Morford.

The idea behind the party is to give the BHS students an alternative to parties with alcohol and drugs after prom.

"This is all for the kids," she said. "They have to be there at a certain time. If they leave, they can't come back."

Other members of the committee include: Colleen Burgess, Linda Gastelum, Marilyn Noonan, Cindy Trarbach and Angelle "Fred" Regnier. The Drug Free Baldwin City committee is also involved with the effort and will be providing free t-shirts.

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