Prom committee gearing up for big event
The Eudora prom committee is busy planning for the biggest social event of the year at Eudora High on April 29.
Committee sponsor Bonnie Neis said parents and other sponsors have begun preparing for this year's dance. Neis said there are five committees, including games, food, fund-raising, theme and decorations and clean up.
Neis said the search for volunteers to help put on the event has been successful. A list of volunteers from last year was utilized and letters were also sent out.
"The response has been wonderful," Neis said.
As always, the theme of this year's prom is a secret. Neis said whatever the decorations turn out to be, the committee will need some help taking them down after the dance.
"By the time we spend the night doing all that, you need some parents to clean up," she said.
One of the fundamental elements to help get the event off the ground is the fund-raising committee. More than $20,000 in prizes and money for activities was donated last year. Eudora High is accepting donations and will hold a raffle April 17 with items donated from the community.
The games committee will organize activities such as a bungee run, a casino room and two extreme games, which will also remain secret until the night of the event.
As with any event, its success is only as great as those who do the organizing. Mark Brecheisen, games committee member and parent of a senior, said he enjoys helping because it helps the adults strengthen their bonds with the students.
"I think it's something the parents get to do with the kids," Brecheisen said. "I think the parents who do this have a good time."
His wife, Narji, agreed.
"It's something we can do as a family," she said.
Neis said there's also a bond between volunteers especially between those who went to Eudora High and now help with events such as prom.
"It's kind of like a huge reunion," she said.
Tickets for the fund-raising raffle are $2 each or three for $5. Anyone wanting more information may call Neis at 542-4980.