After-Prom Party In Sidney A Success

"Our community is amazing," said Bobbi Jo Lonski, after-prom party committee chair. "All of these wonderful prizes for our juniors and seniors were either donated or funded by businesses and families in our community," continued Lonski. "I want the kids to be aware that prizes didn't just come out of thin air. The community came together to sponsor this event. They donated thousands of dollars to this event, and on every prize we put a sign that said sponsored by (that means they donated money) or donated by (that means they donated the specific item) the business or family name. Oneok donated two TVs. Both were won by Max Nicholson. "He gave one to his friend." explained Lonski.

"I got involved with after-prom last year, so our committee was able to use plans that had already worked well in the past. We went around and got donations from the community. They were very generous.

The parents of the post prom committee would like to extend a sincere thank you to the local area businesses for the support of this event for the safety of our kids," explained Lonski. The post prom party was held at Central School from 11:30 p.m.-3 a.m. with MC Nick Kallem.

This year's after prom party featured laser tag, two escape rooms, a cornhole tournament, bingo, black jack, poker, craps, roulette, a photo booth, and plenty of snacks and drinks. Besides all the fun entertainment, the kids received tickets upon entering the event and could earn more tickets by playing and winning games. Their tickets could then be used to place in the bag next to the prize the student wished to win-Chinese auction style- from a huge selection of prizes sponsored by funds and donations from our generous community.

Thank you again to this year's sponsors, B & B Builders, Margie's Car Wash, Prewitt and Company/SLMC, Union Gateway Insurance, Kraken Resources, Pizza Hut, Oneok, Big Sky Siding and Windows, API, Ethan and Ashley Bailey, Beagle Properties, Women of the Moose, Richland Federal Credit Union, Cutting Edge Dance Studio, South 40, Jamie and Luke Malsam, Action Auto, Eagle Country Ford Inc., Franz Construction, Brenner and Averett PC, Prairie Electric, Sonda's Solutions, CM Built Doors, Yellowstone Chiropractic Clinic, Edward Jones: Jerry Hughes, Nick Lonski and Lauren Sukut; Seitz Insurance, Frontier Heating, Sidney Full Circle LLC, The Carlsen Family, Hurley Enterprises, Ag West, Sidney Health Center, LYREC, Stockman Bank, S/L Services, Sons of Norway, Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Iron Oil, McNally Ag Service, Mid-Rivers, Healthworks, Restorx, Gem City Motors, The Market (formerly IGA), Reynolds Market, Johnson Hardware & Furniture, John Stockhill Jewelers, Jenni Sult, Montana Bare Cave, MiMis, Mucho Si, Pizza House, Planet Hair, Richland County Fair Board, Richland Pump & Supply, Rodiron Grill & Casino, The Rush, Screen Play, Sidney Eye Care, Sidney High School Booster Club, Stockman Bank, Sunrise Women's Clinic, Sonda's Solutions, Sunny's Family Restaurant, Anna Reynolds, Verizon, Carquest Auto Parts, Craig's Meats, Builders FirstChoice, Centre Theatre, Penny Filler, Dairy Queen, Cattle-Ac, Tessa Gorder and East-Mont Enterprises. Along with a donation that came all the way from Bozeman, MT, Linda's Cookies sent "S" and spring themed cookies. Of course, all the amazing parents who volunteered their time and personal funds for the event.

There has been some discussion of putting on a similar event on graduation night called, "Sober Night". Instead of being ran by the parents, local businesses would be invited to stay open from 8 p.m. to sunrise for seniors to scavenger hunt for prizes and tickets for prizes. If anyone is interested in donating or helping with the possible event, email [email protected]. "I'm hoping that we can start a tradition that interested junior parents organize the event for the graduating seniors. I visited with the owner of Party Central, and she came up with this great idea. I'm also in contact with the Sidney Chamber of Commerce for ideas," said Heck.


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