Organizations team up for Post Prom Parties

A scene from last year's post prom party. /Submitted photo

The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department announces a partnership with Youth for Christ and the YMCA to host a Post Prom Party for the third year in a row.

Prom night can be a dangerous time for students. They don’t want the night to end. Without positive alternatives students can be tempted to attend parties where drugs and alcohol are offered.

“I am so glad to see our community donating time and money in order to encourage students to make great decisions on prom night,” said Sheriff David Beth. “Poor choices made on prom night can affect a person for the rest of their life.”

Many prizes will be given away in a drawing included in the price of admission. Some of those prizes are gift cards to area businesses and restaurants. The big prizes are season tickets to Six Flags, an iPod touch and an Xbox 360. Event coordinators want students to be attracted by great prizes, fun and food. They want students to avoid places that might push them into making poor choices.

Volunteers were able to organize two events this year:

  • May 7  from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. after the Westosha Central, Indian Trail, Harborside and Lakeview Tech proms.
  • May 14  from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. after the Bradford and Wilmot proms.

Both events will be held at the YMCA offering an open gym, swimming, rock wall climb, and entertainment from M&R Music. Food is being donated by Bristol 45 Diner, Luisa’s, Olive Garden and DeRango’s. Admission is only $5, or $3 with a prom ticket.

Students from all of these high schools who are eligible to attend prom are welcome, whether or not they go to prom. The goal of this event is to provide a fun alternative to other activities that could lead to students getting in trouble. Students will need a signed parental permission slip to get in and a rock wall waiver if they want to climb. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. For more information check on the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department website, email bill.beth@kenoshacounty.org, or call 605-5133.

Related documents:

May 7 permission form.

May 14 permission form.

YMCA Rock Wall waiver form.

 

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