Saturday, April 10, 1999
After-prom plans in the works
Parents setting up array of activities for students
BY RAY SCHAEFER
FORT THOMAS Officials at Highlands High School think they can appeal to students' wallets after the junior-senior prom April 17.
The prom takes place from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at The Syndicate in Newport. From 1 to 6 a.m. the following morning, the school's Parent-Teacher-Student Association is putting on Prom To Dawn, an evening of activities at the school, 2400 Memorial Parkway.
It's a function to encourage staying safe and sober and alcohol-free, said Reno Deaton, chairman of the Prom-to-Dawn fund-raising committee.
Highlands Principal George Frakes said his school has had after-prom activities the last eight or nine years, but Prom To Dawn is in its third year. He said last year, a student won $1,000 in a drawing among students who stayed the entire night.
The kids love it, Mr. Frakes said.
This year, Mr. Deaton said, the money will be split differently. Instead of a single $1,000 winner, there will be two $500 winners and a couple of $250 recipients. A television and other prizes are on the list, as well.
To pay for the prizes and other activities, Highlands' PTSA has raised nearly $17,500 from activities throughout the year. Mr. Deaton said between 300 and 400 students are expected.
Other schools are holding after-prom activities on the Ohio River and across it:
Boone County is having a B&B Riverboat cruise midnight-5 a.m. April 25.
Newport Central Catholic students will head to Cincinnati Sports Mall, 3950 Red Bank Road in Fairfax, 1-6 a.m. May 8.
Two schools, St. Henry and Villa Madonna, are staying closer to their campuses:
Villa Madonna's prom and after-prom take place 8 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday into Saturday at Four Seasons Sports Country Club in Crestview Hills.
St. Henry's prom is May 1 at the Syndicate, followed by after-prom midnight-4 a.m. May 2 at the school, 3755 Scheben Drive in Erlanger. Activities include video karaoke, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, padded sumo wrestlers and a Twister contest.
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