Author: Tamara B.
Life after our adventure has started to return to normal, but the memories of After Prom 2015, It’s Time to Fly, will last a lifetime. To see the photos of the set up, and how the West Geauga High School gym was transformed in a mere three days is amazing. In case you missed the hard work of the transformation ad excitement of After Prom night, you are invited to watch this video of After Prom, May 15th into 16th, 2015: https://youtu.be/DQjVSNfIWHg
Please support the many community businesses who made After Prom for the Class of 2015 a grand success. We could not have done it with out the amazing West Geauga community support! http://www.chesterlandnews.com/news/letters-to-the-editor/letters-to-editor-9/
Thank you to the many community supporters, business and parents who supported West Geauga After Prom. With your support, our senior parents were able to create a destination adventure for our senior students and their guests, to keep them safe on the night of Prom. A special thank you to H & M Landscaping and Bremec’s Nursery for their help in creating a welcoming courtyard in the center of the gym. We also want to thank MB3 Construction for donating their time in helping us for three days of set up. Without their talent, tools and valuable suggestions would could not have met our timeline. We also want to thank these businesses for their support:
A Dog’s Life
A Heidi Cookie
All American Auto Wash
American Commodore Tuxes
Avalon Document Services
BARE Beauty Boutique
Bed Bath and Beyond
Bowling Green University
Bremec’s Greenhouse & Nursery
Cakes To You
Charter One Bank
Chester Auto Wash
Chester Rental – CCM
Chesterland Family Dental
Chesterland News/Maple Leaf
Cleveland State University
Colonial Wine & Beverage
Costco Wholesale Club
Danny Boy’s Restaurant
Derek Nevar, DDS
Dogs n Suds
East Coast Custard
Eddy Fruit Farm
Essence Maker Aromatherapy
Executive Events & Entertainment
Galiardi’s Hair Talk
Gary Ann’s Hair Studio
Georgio’s Oven Fresh Pizza
Guido’s Pizza Haven
Set up times to begin the transformation from a gym to a destination, will begin on Tuesday evening, May 12th. A few strong guys needed to move the Monte Carlo structure to the high school gym. We are meeting at the decorating site at 6:00.
Wednesday, construction begins on Monte Carlo with lift off of the hot air balloons that day as well. Strong guys also needed at 5:00 at the decorating site to begin moving all the other decorating materials from the site and barn to school. We will begin set up then as well.
Thursday and Friday are heavy set up decorating days. Come for an hour, all day or all night. Times are Thursday at 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00.
All fresh arms, legs and bodies are need for clean up on Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m until the gym is swept clean. Then rest and relaxation on Sunday!
Can’t wait for the flight to begin Friday night at midnight!
We are so excited to be able to celebrate 30 years of After Prom at West Geauga! We could not accomplish this amazing transformation and hosting of the event without the support of our community. Thank you to the Maple Leaf and Chesterland News for promoting and celebrating the 30th Anniversary with us. Read the article at: http://www.chesterlandnews.com/news/west-geauga-hs-after-prom-celebrates-30-years/
The core group of After Prom parents have been working tirelessly since September to fund raise for our event. We have sold raffle tickets for: many baskets; a limo; a tuxedo; and a dorm package. We have sold over 9,000 Malley’s candy bars – wow! Our committee leaders have organized a wine tasting, an amazing Prom Extravaganza fashion show, a senior show and a flea market. In between the big events we have also successfully campaigned for support from the senior parents and local businesses, as well as sold Superbowl squares, NCAA basket ball squares, poinsettia plants, HoneyBaked hams and Bada Bing gift certificates. It has taken a tremendous effort to coordinate and with your generous support, we are now ready to focus 110% on hosting an After Prom event that will be enjoyed by the entire class of 2015. Thank you to all who coordinated and supported these many fundraising adventures!
As the calendar days tick down until After Prom, the volunteer lists still need filled. We are looking for energetic parents to set up, help host the night of After Prom, and clean up. There are still slots available for all areas and we would love to have you join us!
We begin setting up for After Prom on Wednesday, May 13th at 8:00 a.m. We need strong men to help move props, as well as trucks to transport materials. At 4:00 p.m on Wendesday we need more trucks and more guys to transport our packed decorating site and materials from our storage barn to the high school. We will begin setting up Wednesday evening as time and energy allows. We need handy dads and energetic parents to assist all day and evening on Thursday, as well as Friday until 4:00.
After Prom begins at midnight on Friday, May 15th rolling into Saturday, May 16th. We need volunteers to assist with various parts of the evening, including the casino area, midway and minute to win it games, as well as chaperoning various areas of the event.
Traditionally, the junior class parents help to clean up after the event, so that they know what to store, and what they have available for their own class’s After Prom. Unfortunately, we only have a few junior parents to assist this year, which means the tired and wear senior parents need to roll out of bed after a few winks to spend the day cleaning up after the event. We welcome any junior or senior parents, students or senior parents to assist with clean up.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated. E-mail WGAfterProm@yahoo.com if you can assist with setting up, volunteering the night of After Prom or with clean up. Our core group thanks you for making this a special evening as we keep our seniors safe on the night of Prom!
It is almost time for our seniors to fly and enjoy an adventure on WG Airlines Flight 2015! Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, May 5th at lunchtime. Tickets will be sold through Friday, May 8th. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR on the night of After Prom. Tickets are $15.00 per person. Students must provide a completed emergency contact form that was sent to them with the invitation at the time they purchase a ticket. Admission includes senior gifts for every senior who attends, prizes, a t-shirt, food, games and entertainment all night long from midnight to 3:00 a.m. Guests who are not seniors at WG may attend with a senior and will have all the same privileges of attending, and will received a t-shirt (but no prizes).
The After Prom committee will soon begin transformation of the high school gym into a destination adventure for our seniors to experience the Albuqueque, New Mexico hot air balloon festival full of prizes and senior gifts.
Monte Carlo, Monica will be constructed at WG, providing our students with the opportunity to win at black jack, roulette and slot machines.
The Hawaiian Kokomo Grill will feature a macaroni bar, fresh fruit bowls, barbecued chicken sliders, mini meatball subs, smoothies, mini blizzards and more. The Donut Lab food truck will also we waiting, providing the tastiest, warm donuts you may have ever tasted!
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an African safari and rainforest will provide the backdrops for carnival midway games and fast paced minute to win it games. Try your hand at human Hungry Hippo as well. With these games you can win travel money to buy amazing prizes to take home.
If that isn’t enough to entertain you for the evening, watch Tai do amazing magic tricks, pet a real snake or chinchilla with Jungle Bob, gaze at the stars in the Star Lab planetarium, or laugh along with friends as you watch movies of highlights from elementary and middle school a luxurious private jet.
Join us for a destination night that you won’t want to miss!