‘Chem-free’grad party looking for volunteers

With the second semester already underway at Fort Frances High School, the “chem-free” grad committee is inviting parents to its first meeting next Tuesday (Feb. 15) to begin planning the annual event.
The “chem-free” grad party gives graduating students a safe and sober environment where they can celebrate their accomplishments.
The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the library at Fort High. All volunteers are welcome.
“We need people to organize the activities and get the sponsorship, the prizes, and the food,” said co-organizer Brian Gustafson.
Parents who volunteer also will be working alongside the grads themselves.
“There is generally an excellent turnout,” Gustafson said, noting about 80 percent of the grads have participated in the past.
Last year’s “chem-free” party was held at the ’52 Canadians Arena, where 175 grads spent the night singing karaoke, playing games of chance and name-that-tune, and trying out the OPP’s drunk driving simulator.
There also were numerous prizes up for grabs, including a microwave oven.
For more information about Tuesday’s meeting, contact Gustafson at the high school (274-7747).