Every spring for the past 24 years, parents of Oxford High School juniors and seniors — with the help of community volunteers — have put on an all night alcohol and drug free party following the junior-senior prom to provide an enjoyable and safe evening of entertainment to prom goers.

This year’s edition is set to be held April 12 and will feature the theme “The Road We’ve Traveled … After Prom 25.”

A public open house will also be held from 7 to 10 p.m. that evening with refreshments to be served.

Decorations for this year’s after prom will be constructed featuring materials revamped from previous years in honor of the event’s storied history. As is custom, students attending will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities including Plinko, darts, casino games, inflatables, and much more in order to earn “money” with which they will be able to afford gifts.

Money for the project is raised primarily through donations from individuals and local businesses as well as fundraisers held throughout the year. Organizational efforts are headed by a steering committee that meets once a month from September through December and twice a month from January to March. This year’s committee members include president Cindi Wacker, who is also in charge of donations, and secretary/treasurer Sheryl Metz as well as Danielle Sloan, Kim Talbert, Linda Banks and Traci Hoover, who are in charge of fundraising, decorations, food and games and activities respectively.

The committee still needs volunteers to help set up the event during the week leading up to prom as well as on prom night itself when volunteers will be needed to run the many activities planned for the students.

Additionally, new volunteers for next year’s steering committee will be required, as several current members will vacate their posts following this year’s after prom. If you would like to volunteer for this year’s event or are interested in filling a committee position for next year, contact Cindi Wacker via email at cindiwacker@usd358.com or by phone at (620) 222-1966.

You may also contact Sheryl Metz by email at sherylmetz@usd358.com or by calling Oxford High School at (620) 455-2410.

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