Falconer Central School To Host 29th Annual After-Prom Party
FALCONER — The 29th annual Falconer After-Prom Party will have all the glam and glitz of a Hollywood gala.
This year’s party, themed “Hollywood Nights,” will include a variety of activities, drawings, food and more in a safe space after prom on Saturday. The event is made possible due to the work of volunteers, the coordinating efforts of Rosie Digirolamo, school nurse and organizer, and donations from businesses, organizations and community members. Digirolamo said this year, more than 150 donors have helped out with the event.
Digirolamo has worked on the event for about 20 years. She said it draws hundreds of students, depending on the class sizes for the year. The excitement of the day is not contained to the students, but everyone involved.
The prizes this year include a kayak, 32-inch televisions, car stereos, Beats headphones, Buffalo Bison tickets, a muskee fishing trip and many others, she said. Students will have the opportunity to ride a mechanical bull, play bingo, get airbrush tattoos and participate in over 20 games in the gymnasium. A fake casino has been set up in the adaptive gym, and there is also a DUI simulation chair that students can participate in; they will be entered to win a laptop if they try it out.
“(The students) can come and everything is basically free,” Digirolamo said. “It keeps them busy, and they walk out with some very nice prizes.”
Parents are invited to see what students will be enjoying on Saturday from 7 – 8:30 p.m. before the prom.
“Come walk the red carpet and sign the wall for the kids as they enter so they can see your message,” Digirolamo said. “Please stop down for refreshments and to see what we have in store for our kids.”
She said every year, an employee of the district is honored for their work on setting up the event, and this year’s selection is Anne Ruttenbur.
The prom will be held at the Jamestown Crystal Ballroom, while the after-prom party will be held at Falconer High School. The party will begin after the prom is finished, and will continue until the early morning. Students are not able to leave the party without a parent to pick them up.
For more information on the after-prom party or the open house, visit falconercsd.org or call 665-6624.