Gradfest seeks funding: HP Enterprise

It’s time to start thinking about GradFest again. For those who don’t know, it’s the annual High Point extravaganza that brings together graduating seniors from Andrews, Central and Southwest H.S. See today’s HP Enterprise as the coordinators are seek­ing funding to ensure it’s still on this year.

An excerpt:

Graduating high school seniors from the three High Point high schools will get to party the night away June 9 as the 2007 Gradfest contin­ues an 18-year tradition.
But coordinators say they need additional funding to help pay for things like priz­es, food and entertainment that are a major attraction for the all-night, alcohol- and drug-free party.
Marchelle Fairley, a parent and coordinator of the event, said it takes about $17,000 to put the party on each year. Local businesses and organi­zations typically provide do­nations for the annual event. “We run off the donations we get and we put everything back into food, entertainment and prizes,” said Laura Vera, who is helping organize this year’s party.
Fairley said donations are “really low right now.”
Gradfest was started in 1989 and brings together seniors from T. Wingate Andrews, High Point Central and South­west Guilford high schools in a fun and safe environment on graduation night.

E.C. 🙂


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