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Letter: MHS After-Prom succeeds with community support

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

The Mathews High School After-Prom Committee, as well as the juniors and seniors of Mathews High School, would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the annual After-Prom Party. Once again, the party was a popular event with approximately 200 youth and 60 adult volunteers.

The support given from our community and the surrounding areas shows how much we value the opportunity to provide an evening full of fun, games, food, music and prizes for our youth all in a supervised, drug- and alcohol-free environment. This experience would not be possible without the help of our local businesses and generous individuals. We thank everyone who supported our fundraising events, as well as all those who responded so generously to our written requests.

Our youth are truly blessed to be a part of a community that cares enough to offer them a safe alternative on Prom Night, one that not only appeals to them but also gives their parents peace of mind. We sh...

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