When Heritage High School's first-ever graduating class leaves the platform on commencement day, diplomas firmly in hand, those seniors' first order of business will be to celebrate. In order for that celebration to be safe and sober, a Grad Night extravaganza has been planned that will feature a profusion of good eats and drinks, music, games you name it to provide the grads with a ton of fun in a secure environment.
But Grad Night doesn't happen all by itself. It takes the long, hard work of the Heritage Grad Night Committee and it takes money. Most people don't realize that Grad Night committees do not receive funds from the high school district's general fund, said Kelli Nunn.
All funds are raised privately this is a daunting task. Despite several years of hard work, we have not reached the fundraising goal at Heritage. Reaching the goal is crucial because we want to be able to produce a Grad Night similar to those at Liberty and Freedom, and we want to leave some money for next year's committee.
To make Grad Night happen, the committee is inviting the community to a Bodacious Bunco Buffet fundraiser on Saturday, May 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. The bodacity takes place at the Deer Ridge Golf Club, 801 Foothill Drive in Brentwood. The adults-only affair costs $30 per person; $50 per couple, and includes an appetizer buffet, a no-host bar, raffle and silent auction.
Come by yourself or bring a group of friends for this evening of food, fun and fellowship to help Heritage's first graduating class celebrate in style. For information, call 925-628-8168.