Teen dances in Sunnyside were a thing of the past but, this summer Lisa Fairbairn, the director of Sunnyside's Promise, is organizing a series of dances to keep teens involved in safe activities.
The dances will allow teens to have fun in a safe place and learn to make good decisions. Police Chief Ed Radder will be providing security for the dances.
Sponsoring the dances are the Sunnyside Police Department, City of Sunnyside and Sunnyside's Promise.
The first dance is scheduled for this Friday, June 16, from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Sunnyside Community Center. Admission is $5. All Lower Valley high school students with a valid student ID are welcome to attend.
DJ Nahum Ray from 107.3 Radio is the scheduled entertainment for the night.
A tentative schedule has been set to hold dances the second Friday of each month, depending on the success of the first dance.
For more information contact Fairbairn at 509-836-8417 or go to the website at www.americaspromise.org.
. Rachel Lucas can be contacted at (509) 837-4500, or e-mail RLucas@eaglenewspapers.com