While the rest of us may not be counting down to the end of school, students of Langdon Area High School(LAHS) are.
Posted on 3/21/15
By Melissa Anderson
For Lorraine Gage, the coordinator for the LAHS Grad Party, the countdown is filled with apprehension as she is trying to get the event organized for students to enjoy.
The event which is a safe, drug and alcohol free night filled with fun things for the students to enjoy may have to downsize or even be cancelled if enough volunteers are not found.
“Volunteers and chaperones are needed to ensure a safe night for all the students attending” Gage said.
The are a few requirements for those who are interested in volunteering and chaperoning for the party.
Volunteers and chaperones need to be over 18 years old, be drug and alcohol free, and most importantly be fun individuals willing to help.
“The more volunteers available the better and smoother the night goes” Gage stated.
Donations for the event are also needed. Items for the end of the evening gifts and money to purchase items for the end of evening gifts
“Donations help pay for the evening of games and supplies” Gage said.
Gage notes that the community has been generous in the past providing financial support and volunteering time to the party.
“The event needs around $10,000 in order to have a successful party” Gage stated.
The games that are currently slated for appearance at this year’s Grad Party include inflatable games such as the “rugged warrior”, “wrecking ball”, “battle zone”, and “boxing”. The games are being provided by Games Galore out of Fargo.
The party is not limited to just LAHS students however, students in grades 9 through 12 across Cavalier County are welcome to attend. Those who come are allowed to bring one invited friend.
The grad party in recent years has attendance numbers ranging from 150 to 200 students.
“Many years this has been a huge hit for the kids” Gage said.
“If we are unable to get volunteers and donations this party may come to an end, which would be terrible. This is a good event the kids look forward to each year” Gage continued.
For students wanting to attend, the party is held at LAHS with doors opening at 9 p.m. Those students attending will be subject to a Breathalyzer at the door.
The doors will be locked at 10p.m. and once a student leaves after that they will not be allowed to return.
The event ends at 2 a.m.
For those interested in donating gifts or volunteering please contact Lorraine Gage at 701-370-1154.
If you wish to make a monetary donation please address to: Graduation Party Committee and send to Lori Peterson, Treasurer of the committee, at the Cavalier County Republican, 618 3rd St. Langdon, ND 58249.