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PHCS After Prom Committee brings back hypnotist Thursday


PARISHVILLE - The Parishville-Hopkinton Central School After Prom Party Committee is turning to hypnotist Michael Blaine again in pursuit of gaining more funding for their May 17 post-dance celebration.

Mr. Blaine will be performing his hypnotist show for the school and town community beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the PHCS auditorium.

The entertainer, who recently tried out for the hit television show “America’s Got Talent,” brought his act to the north country school back on Jan. 10.

“A lot of people said they didn’t know what it was last time, but afterwards people who did go talked about it. We’re thinking that people have spread the word and this week’s show will be a bigger turnout,” committee member Anita Sochia said. “We’re hoping for a big response from the community for a final push. We’re doing the hypnotist on Thursday, and we are also doing flip flop sales this month. We had a semi-lukewarm response to that earlier in the school year, but we are hoping now that people have been wearing them, people will see them and will be buying them this time around.”

Ms. Sochia noted that the organization has set a goal of raising between $8,000 and $10,000 for the after prom event, but they are currently at the $4,000 mark.

“We’re under where we want to be. We’re at about $4,000 which is about $2,000 under where we want to be,” she said. “We recently did a mailing to parents and students to get any donations so we can make the after party as safe and fun as possible.”

Doors open for the show at 6:30 p.m. with general admission tickets prices at $10. Tickets for students are $7 while families may attend for $30.

“We hope to see a lot of people on Thursday,” Ms. Sochia said. “Our biggest success is the kid’s night out that we do. The elementary kids love it and love the activities. That’s the biggest success this year. We also have a dodgeball tournament in April, and we are hoping we will have a good response for that.”

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