Opportunities to get involved are coming up this month, and so is prom.
Since the late '80's, Project Prom has been providing a responsible, yet fun post-prom party in Wellington. This year, the big dance is set for April 20 at WHS, and the Project Prom Committee is getting geared up.
"We need volunteers for the night of prom, we also need volunteers to work concession stands," said Cammy McComb, Project Prom Prize Chairperson. Project Prom is in charge of baseball game concessions, and all home track meet concessions. The group is seeking volunteers for the April 11 middle school track meet, the high school meet on April 26, and another middle school meet on May 7. Anyone interested in helping needs to call high school office to volunteer, 620-326-4310. Volunteers aren't the only thing Project Prom needs.
"We are still needing gift cards, or monetary donations from businesses or individuals," McComb said. "They can either drop those off at the high school, or they can be mailed to P.O. Box 844 [Wellington, Kan. 67152]." People with prizes to donate can also contact McComb at 620-399-3364.
Looking down the road a ways, Project Prom is looking for new committee members as well.
"We're needing people to start taking over because most of our kids are starting to graduate," McComb said. "We need some freshmen and eighth grade parents to step in so this can keep moving on forward." The driving force behind Project Prom is the well-being of the students.
"Our goal is to provide a safe place for the youth to go after prom," McComb added. "In the past it's always been the biggest party night, and we want to try to keep kids safe, and let them have fun." She said that no one goes home empty handed, as there are plenty of prizes to go around.
"It's well worth it for the kids to go to prom, get changed, relax, have a good time playing games," McComb said. "It's just a safe place for them to be."