After Prom Party plans are finalized

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 04/15/97.

With Saturday, April 26, fast approaching, plans for the Paynesville After Prom party are being finalized.

The grand march is slated for 5 p.m. in the high school gym. Theme for the prom is ďTime of My Life.Ē After the grand march, the prom goers will board buses which will take them to St. Cloud where they will dine and dance.

After 1 a.m., the party goers will return to Paynesville. They will find the high school gym, middle school gym and cafeteria transformed into ďGilliganís Island.Ē The After Prom party is open to all students in the junior and senior class, whether they attend prom or not. The doors to the school open at 12 midnight for students not attending prom.

Games will be set up in the high school and middle school gyms. Games include pop can racing, remote control cars, coin toss, basketball, volleyball, to name a few. A dunk tank will be set up in Bill Ryanís ag shop for students wanting to test their throwing skills as unsuspecting volunteers sit in the booth. A DJ will be providing music to listen or dance to throughout the evening. A caricaturist will also be on hand to draw pictures of the kids.

Door prizes will be handed out all night as well as food to snack on will be available. At the end of the evening, everybodyís names are returned to the pot and the larger door prizes are drawn. Everybody goes home with a prize, thanks to the generosity of the community.

At 1:30 a.m., the doors to the high school will be locked and the students will be kept at school until 5:30 a.m. If any student wishes to leave the building before the party is over, their parents will be notified.

Volunteers are still needed to help run the games from midnight to 5 a.m. Anyone interested in helping should contact Patty Stalboerger, 320-243-3287. Anyone wishing to help cover the expenses of the After Prom party, can leave a donation with Vicki Jenniges at the Community First National Bank.

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