PARISHVILLE - The Parishville-Hopkinton Central School After Prom Party Committee spent all school year running events and garnering funds to put together a safe way for upperclassmen to celebrate their post dance experience.
Now that the event has passed, committee member Anita Sochia says that the event was a major success.
We had about 82 to 90 students. Thats about what we usually get. We plan on a good majority of the students attending, she said. We raised about $7,000 (for the party.) We ran the different activities throughout the year, and we raised that to cover the costs. It was a little less than what we had hoped for but we still ran a great event for the kids. We definitely raised enough to do a good job for them this year.
Committee members held events ranging from a chicken barbecue and kids nights to a hypnotist night in order to garner sufficient money for the after prom activities.
The party ran from 11:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.
More than two dozen local businesses contributed to the success of the event. They included: Sergis Pizza, Jreck Subs, The Cactus Grill, Ponderosa Steakhouse, Lampheres Market, Kunoco in Parishville, Stewarts Ice Cream, Pepsi, Mountain Hollow Game Calls, Arbonne, Walmart, Kinney Drugs, Advanced Auto Parts, MVP Sports, Northern Music and Video, Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Cappello, Linden & Ladouceur, the PHCS PTSA, Seacomm Credit Union, NuMed, The Total Image Salon, B993, The Elks Lodge in Potsdam, the Amvets Post 265 in Parishville, Melvin Sweeney & the NY Corrections Officers & Police Benevolent Association.
We really do depend on the charity of the local businesses. Theyre always very good about contributing each year. We really couldnt do it without their support, Ms. Sochia said.
The night included three bounce houses, spray on tattoos, foosball, palm reading, a dart gun obstacle course and the most popular event of the night, the cash cube. There were a slew of other games and activities for the students that night as well.