Highland News Leader

Letter to the Editor: Donations sought for Highland High School post-prom

Dear Editor,

Prom means different things to different people. To the students, it is a chance to dress formally, enjoy time with their friends and stay out all night. To a parent, there is always a concern to keep the students safe on this special night.

For many years now, Highland High School parents, with the help of the business community and local organizations, have provided a safe, substance-free, post-prom event for our Highland High School junior and senior students and their guests.

On Saturday, May 2 from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., the teens will have a good time playing a variety of games (relay races on an inflatable obstacle course, mechanical bull and dodge ball to name just a few), eating donated food, and winning great prizes that have been donated or purchased at a discount from local businesses.

They are not out driving the streets, abusing substances or putting themselves in danger. Our goal is to get as many students as possible to attend the post prom event and keep them there.

Many of Highland’s local businesses and organizations have strongly supported this event year after year, and we appreciate their continued support, but we are always in need of financial support for this project.

Do you have a son or daughter who will attend prom and/or post-prom this year? Maybe a grandchild, neighbor or church member?

If you would like to help financially (no amount is too small), you can send your donation to: Post Prom Committee, 12760 Troxler Ave., Highland, IL 62249.

Our teens have so much competition for their time and attention. Please help us keep them safe on prom night. We appreciate you showing an interest.

Highland High School Post Prom Committee