Donations, volunteers sought for WHS Post Prom

Waukon High School Prom/Post Prom set for April 27-28 ... Pictured above is a previous Waukon High School Post Prom. Donations and volunteers are being sought to help make the annual event a success again for Waukon High School students and their Prom guests. Submitted photo.

Waukon High School Prom 2021 is scheduled for Saturday, April 24. Parents of high school students are again hosting the annual substance-free Post Prom event at the Waukon High School gym immediately following Prom, from 11 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. the next morning.

Very strong past support from parents of Waukon High School students, as well as from local businesses and civic organizations, has resulted in the continued success of providing Prom-goers a safe alternative for celebrating the annual event. That support has provided these young adults with games, food, entertainment, games and prizes at the Post Prom event each year.

Assistance is needed for the event in two main areas:

Financial support is always a top priority to cover expenses for the Post Prom event. This year the committee will be incorporating some of the incentives such as prizes and a photo booth during the dance to entice students to attend and stay. The event will host a hypnotist, many new games, and an abundance of prizes. The entertainment and prizes for over 250 students in attendance are a main expense. Most donations to the Post Prom event come in monetary form, which are then used to purchase these prizes from local businesses. Every student attending Post Prom for the entirety comes away with a prize and/or gift card. Students have to be in attendance and attend both the dance and Post Prom event to be eligible for prizes. This ensures the mission of Post Prom to keep kids safe.

Workforce support is also sought as there are a number of committees that can use volunteer assistance to help make Post Prom the best it can possibly be. There is the initial set-up taking place Friday, April 23, the working of the games, food, prizes and supervision the evening/morning of the event, April 24/25. Parents will be receiving a letter to sign up.

Monetary donations can be sent to the following address:

Waukon Project Prom
P.O. Box 148
Waukon, IA 52172.

Those who may have further questions or who would like to make a donation to or volunteer for the Post Prom event may also contact any of the following members of the Waukon High School Project Prom 2021 Committee: Lisa Snitker (563-568-1924), Jen Hemann (563-568-1081), Vicki Ahlstrom (563-380-0218), Traci Stewart (563-568-8159, Mandy O’Neill (563-568-1034 or Danielle Howe (563-568-7337).

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