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A black-tie affair at Grand Valley

It will be a “Black Tie Affair” this weekend as students head out to prom at Grand Valley High School. Dressed to the nines, students will dance the night away as they take part in the last dance of the school year. Casino Night follows prom as the Grand Valley Booster Club hosts the annual After Prom.Booster club members have been busy over the past couple of months ensuring the After Prom will be a success. Every detail has been carefully thought out, and businesses from Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction have made generous donations, from cash to prizes, for a night of fun for everyone. Booster Club members want to ensure that students have a safe and drug-free environment in which to celebrate.Bingo, craps, roulette, blackjack and Texas Hold ‘Em will be some of the games in which students will be able to partake. The student with the most chips at the end of the evening will walk away with a new stereo system. Some of the door prizes seniors could take home include a computer, refrigerator, a microwave and more.After Prom will run from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the GVHS gym. GraduationIt is only a few short weeks until the class of 2005 says goodbye to Grand Valley High School. The class of 43 students will don its cap and gowns for graduation at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, in the GVHS gym Fund-raiserThe community and students constantly show their generosity, and the recent Pennies for Patients fund-raiser at Bea Underwood Elementary was no exception. Bea Underwood and the Grand Valley Early Childhood Literacy Center students collected donations from Feb. 28 to March 18 in hopes of reaching their goal of $2,000. When all the money had been tallied, they had collected a whopping $2,500 for the Pennies for Patients fund-raiser.The class, Elaine Callister’s fifth grade, raised $308.90 and earned a special pizza party for raising the most money. Showing their own generosity, they decided that they should share their pizza party with the top moneymaker from the center. On April 19, the class made a special trip to the center to share lunch with the afternoon kindergarten class of Patti Pitts. Pitts’ class raised $122.36.The fund-raiser was through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, School and Youth Programs, which help raise money for research of blood cancers as well as assistance to families who are affected by some form of blood cancer. The fund-raiser hit close to home, as a blood cancer has affected two BUE fourth-grade students. Luis Mancinas is fighting leukemia, and Cameron Smith is in remission.Sandy Hanson is the public information director for Garfield County School District No. 16. She can be reached at shanson@garcoschools.org or 285-5701.

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