Ultimate Prom fundraiser to help college-bound students from Glenwood Springs High School | PostIndependent.com

Ultimate Prom fundraiser to help college-bound students from Glenwood Springs High School

John Stroudjstroud@postindependent.comGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado The ultimate high school prom scrapbook entry: Fashionable tux for the guy, a professional hairdo and makeup for the lady, flowers for both, dinner out beforehand, and a limousine ride to the big event with some of your closest friends.An Ultimate Prom Package is the grand prize in a Glenwood Springs High School student raffle to raise money for the schools Pre-Collegiate Program.Seven GSHS juniors are organizing the raffle, all with intentions of going on to college after graduation. Theyre unique, in that they will be either among the first generation of their families to go to college, or single-parent children who want to continue their education.Their teacher mentor, Bob Johnson, gave them the idea of doing a prom raffle, and they ran with it.We are hoping to get both students and parents or family members to buy the tickets, student organizer Kira Withrow said.The raffle prize includes a $25 gift certificate to the Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, a tuxedo rental from Andersons Clothing, corsage and boutonniere from Flowers N Such, a free up-do and makeup from A Sanctuary Spa & Salon, a limousine for the night (for up to six people) from Polar Express Limousine, and two prom tickets from the GSHS Prom Committee.Raffle tickets cost $10, and are on sale at the high school during lunch time all this week, or during spring break by calling 319-0869.The drawing will take place when students return from spring break on April 6. The GSHS prom is set for April 11 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.Everyone has been very helpful in making donations, said another of the student organizers, Marissa Molina. It says a lot about the community when people are willing to help, even when economic times are not the best.Molina said its also an idea they can pass on to future classes who want to do a fundraiser.Withrow said the money raised will go toward student scholarships, as well as to help the students involved attend two weeks of pre-collegiate classes at CU-Boulder this summer.Contact John Stroud: 384-9160jstroud@postindependent.com

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