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Help needed for Safe and Sober Grad Night

Parent chaperones and gift card donations are needed to make Oak Ridge’s 2014 Safe and Sober Grad Night a success.

“We need underclass parents to chaperone Grad Night (on May 30) because senior parents will be busy watching their grads graduate and will most likely have family to entertain,” said event coordinator Venitia Talbott.

“Oak Ridge Safe and Sober Grad Night is a parent run event and not a school sponsored event like most students and parents within the community believe,” Talbott explained. “We do not receive school funding to make this $45,000 one night celebration happen. It is up to us to set a budget, raise funds and promote this event to the graduating class of 2014 as the place to be on graduation night. The idea is to host an all-night, alcohol and drug-free celebration that will rate as the celebration of a lifetime!”

Oak Ridge’s Safe and Sober Grad Night 2014 will be held at Strikes Bowling Center in Elk Grove. Students will arrive by bus immediately following graduation and will not leave until the next morning. Strikes Bowling Center will be reserved solely for ORHS graduates, said Talbott. She expects 400 graduates to attend.

Gift cards worth $5 to $10 are also needed to give away as prizes the night of the event.

“This important event requires a tremendous amount of collaborative work and huge commitment from parents, educators and community members,” said Talbott. “The cost of Grad Night is steep, but together we can do it!”

To volunteer and/or make a donation contact Veronica Fritz at [email protected].

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