One of the primary fundraisers of Prom Plus has been monthly on-campus bake sales. That source of funding was compromised when the governor's concerns about childhood obesity limited those sales, which in the past netted Prom Plus about 20% of its annual budget, Goldsworthy said.
When it appeared that the committee would have to curtail some of the activities offered to Crescenta Valley High School seniors and their guests, concerned parents stepped up to provide cash and product to offset the deficit.
The other fundraiser that helps Prom Plus reach its financial goal of more than $20,000 is the annual Holiday Home Tour in December. Goldsworthy hopes alumni in the area will offer them homes for the upcoming tour. The Prom Plus committee is also working with the Montrose Shopping Park to host a Taste of the Foothills event this summer that will showcase local restaurants.
Prom Plus was started by parents and civic leaders following the murder of a CV senior at an unsupervised hotel party in 1991. The event is held at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA from midnight to 5 a.m. following the prom. Attendance to Prom Plus is included with the purchase of a prom ticket, but is also available to CV seniors who do not go to prom. The event offers a casino, Gyroscope, Mechanical Bull, Climbing Wall and Sumo Wrestling.
Prom Plus is a supervised alternative to unchaperoned prom-night parties and has become part of prom plans. Continuing into the morning hours, Prom Plus looks to parents and local merchants to volunteer time and services to guarantee a successful event.
For information on becoming involved with Prom Plus, contact Goldsworthy at (818) 248-2740 or prrobinjuno.com. gnp.promplus.01-BPhotoInfoGQ1SGE5U20060701j1lu3gnc(LA)A Prom Plus attendee prepares to scale the Climbing Wall, one of many activities that the event offers.