Friday, May 27, we had "soon-to-be" high schoolers celebrating their middle school years at the Valley Racquet & Fitness Club. Trying to entertain an overwhelming turnout of 200-plus eighth graders wasa challenge for us during the three-hour party. They enjoyed the swimming pool, volleyball, basketball, music outside and a dunking booth (with Harrison Middle School teachers rotating shifts).
The party was a great success because of the businesses (Valley Racquet & Fitness Club, Pizza Hut and Pepsi Company) and parents involved. Thank you to Katrina Haggert, Dollie Casas, Jonica Bridges and JC Penney's, John and Jean Kilian, David Rollinger, Nancy and Kevin Hathaway, Olie and Julie Hernandez, Amy Anderson, Felicia Abbott, Kristin Luther, Danny and Carol Pacheco, Paula Mendez and Doug Rogers. My apologies if anyone was missed.
Our volunteer "dunkee" teachers were welcomed by the students...thank you to Jolene Smasne, Eva Ramos, Chris Beyroughty and Jen Golden for making our party lots of fun!
This was definitely a party that our kids will remember!
/s/ Lisa DeRuyter, Sunnyside