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Morris High School Prom Fest thanks donors

Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:25 p.m. CDT
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Morris Mayor Richard Kopczick, Mike Feeney of Feeney Liquor, Vicki Surman representing Grundy County State's Attorney Jason Helland, Sheriff Kevin Callahan and Joe Zweeres, principal of Saratoga School, were all recognized for their organization's donations to Morris High School's Prom Fest.

MORRIS – Morris Community High School’s Prom Fest at the end of last school year was another success, thanks to the generosity of local donors.

Earlier this summer, several businesses and organizations that donated $500 toward the Prom Fest were recognized by the school’s Prom Fest Committee.

Those recognized included Exelon’s Dresden Station, Feeney Liquor, Saratoga School District 60C, the city of Morris, the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department and the Grundy County State’s Attorney’s Office, according to a news release from the Prom Fest Committee.

The committee thanked the area businesses and members of the community for their continued support through monetary donations and prizes. Prom Fest is solely funded by donations, which is crucial to the continued success of the post prom activity, according to the release.

Both parents and students expressed their gratitude to the committee for the festivities Prom Fest provides.

The Prom Fest Committee consists of parent volunteers that work together to raise funds in order to provide a safe, drug and alcohol-free evening of fun for the students. This year’s Prom Fest was held at the Ultimate Funway Center in Batavia. The students had bowling, roller skating, arcade games, bumper cars and laser tag to choose from for entertainment. In addition,TG Rivers Comedy Hypnosis also entertained them.

The students have the chance to win prizes and any student who signs up is eligible to win one of several $500 scholarships given away by the committee each year. The only requirement is that students attend Prom Fest both their junior and senior years.

Students are bused directly from prom to the Prom Fest location so no students are driving. They really enjoyed themselves again this year, according to the release. The committee hopes to continue receiving community support in order to provide this drug and alcohol-free event for many years to come.

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