The Senior Serve fundraiser is a major event designed to get Seniors involved in funding Project Graduation. The Senior Serve dinner will have groups of Senior class volunteers designing table decor, serving food, and showing off their talents.
To earn money seniors will form a group between two and eight people. From there, the groups will make a guests list and sell tickets to the Feb. 1, 2016 dinner. Once the guests arrive, those senior groups will be working for tips that night, serving as wait staff and other roles.
Each senior group’s goal is to create a table with a unique theme, decorate the tables, dress in a costume and provide a cake that all compliments the theme that was picked. The cake can be home made or store bought. The event begins with hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction while a panel of judges will select the top five cakes to be auctioned during a live auction. The auction is a bit of a competition for the groups, as students will receive varied number of raffle tickets depending on how they placed. The remaining cakes will then be served to guests after dinner.
Project Graduation prizes such as tablets, televisions, coffee makers and more can only be won with raffle tickets or as door prizes during the May 28, 2016 graduation day event. Every senior who attends Project Graduation gets one raffle ticket, but others can be earned through working Senior Serve and other activities and/or from pre-registering for the event by Dec. 18, 2015 to net five additional tickets.
During dinner, talented seniors will be performing as the entertainment for the night. Auditions will be held for entertainers filling such roles as musicians, dancers, actors or fun skits on Jan. 11, 2016 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Dress rehearsal for everyone participating in Senior Serve will be held Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the cafeteria.
The actual event will be held Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 in the Timber Creek cafeteria. The set up for the night will be from 4 to 6 p.m., then the event begins at 6 p.m. and should run until 9 p.m. Clean up will be taken care of after until about 10 p.m.
Positions are available for babysitters, ticket sales, master/mistress of ceremonies, host/hostess, waiter/waitress, stage crew, talent, table decorations donations, dessert donations, silent auction donations and auctioneer. Further explanation of these roles will be explained at an information and commitment meeting on Dec. 14 at 7pm in the Lecture Hall for parents and seniors.
Seniors might ask, what’s in it for me? By participating in senior serve, they can receive volunteer hours, raffle tickets, scholarships and a night of memories with the class of 2016.
Take a look at a video showcasing the event from Project Graduation organizer Eileen Whitaker.