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October 10, 2013

SCAPP Already Gearing up for After Prom 2014

by Christina Duzan

Scotland County After Prom Parents (SCAPP) is any parent or guardian of current junior students at Scotland County R-I High School. The group is responsible for planning the after prom party including entertainment, food and prizes.

In order to do this the parents spend most of the school year fundraising. Bucking tradition, this year’s SCAPP decided to try some new fundraising events.

So far this year, the organization had a booth at the Antique Fair that sold snow cones and had a ring toss game. Parents also helped Chamber of Commerce work the lemon shake-up booth, and the Chamber was generous enough to give SCAPP a donation for their time. Parents have also sold snow cones at football games and worked the “Chuck-a-Duck” halftime fundraiser.

The next fundraising event SCAPP has planned is a veteran’s run called “Run for the Red, White, and Blue,” a 5k run/walk on November 9, route pending. Registration forms will be available in next week’s paper or can be obtained from any SCAPP officer. The early-bird entry fee is $15 and the deadline is October 28. It will be $20 for anyone registering after the October 28 deadline. Registration will start at 8 a.m. and the run will start at 8:30 a.m. Debbie Blessing is the committee chair for this event.

SCAPP is also hosting a Reverse Raffle on December 14. A lasagna dinner will be served. The parents would like to sell at least 400 tickets, preferably 500, at $25 a chance for a dinner/raffle ticket. Sally Ebling is the committee chair for this event.

A reverse raffle is where the object is to NOT win. Everyone attending has a dinner/raffle ticket in the hopes that their number won’t be picked until one of the last three drawn (bigger sum of money). There will be winners on the 50th, 100th, 150th, 200th, 250th, 300th, and 350th, but these will be small wins. However, the third ($500) and second ($1000) from last ticket drawn will have the option of buying back into the drawing, forgoing the prize they would of won in order for a chance to win the last prize ($2500). These numbers are based on at least 400 tickets being sold. Participants do not have to be present to win.

Another fundraising event this year is a Daddy/Daughter Prom. This event will take place sometime in early 2014. More details will be available once a final date is set. A Daddy/Daughter Dance has been held in the past. Alta Koser is the committee chair for this event.

After fielding questions from several members of the community about whether or not SCAPP was selling t-shirts, the organization decided to look into having Scotland County Athletic shirts printed sometime in the near future. Shirts will be available via preorder only. There will be specific preorder dates set after a final design is decided.

The Scotland County After Prom Parents are also grateful for the past community support and look forward to continued community support this year. Local businesses are always generous in helping through advertising with the signs visible along the road at sporting events, and monetary and prize donations for the after prom.

Businesses wanting to contribute to the 2014 After Prom cause can contact a SCAPP officer for more information on how to donate. Letters will be going out to local businesses soon. Other questions can be directed to the 2013-2014 SCAPP officers.

This year’s officers are Marie Ebeling, president, Holly Harris, vice-president, Lana McRobert and Candace Kratzer, co-treasurers, and Melissa Miller, secretary. SCAPP meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Melissa Miller’s kindergarten classroom.

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