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Sober Grad Committee Makes Final Push
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Friday, June 6 will be a special night for the 2014 graduating class of Escalon High School. First, they receive their diplomas dressed in their caps and gowns. Then, for their final night as a senior class, they can go celebrate together at the EHS Sober Grad event. The final push is on as the committee prepares to host the event, looking for a few more donations and volunteers to make a memorable night for the seniors.

“This will be the final time they can all be together to enjoy their classmates and have a great time,” said Debbie Leal, one of the Sober Grad coordinators.

Tickets for Sober Grad are available in the school library. Seniors should see Mrs. Bartelink in the library to buy their tickets.

“The Sober Grad event is put on by volunteers who want to see the senior class make memories that they can cherish with the kids they grew up with and with whom they are graduating high school before they go on to college, the military or to jobs,” Leal added.

The new gym at the high school is decorated in a theme specific for the graduating class each year and there are also a number of activities brought in for the class to enjoy. The event includes a casino area, a photo booth, henna tattoos, a DJ, a rock climbing wall, several inflatable games (jousting, obstacle course, etc.), a mechanical bull, ping pong, beach ball volleyball and boxer bingo, among others. There is also plenty of food and drink provided, music, and prizes to be given away, to insure that everyone attending goes home with something.

Volunteers are needed to help decorate the gym on Wednesday, June 4 anytime from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, June 5 anytime from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday, June 6 starting at 9 a.m.

“We need volunteers to help with the event. People with some artistic ability are needed to help in the henna tattoo booth on either shift,” Leal said.

Shifts run from 9:45 p.m. to midnight or 11:45 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Volunteers are also still needed to help with the event on the second shift (11:45 p.m. to 2 a.m.) to watch over the inflatables, deal blackjack, etc.

Escalon High School graduates that wish to volunteer must have been out of EHS four years or more to volunteer. Also needed are people willing to come in early Saturday morning to help take down decorations and clean up.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Debbie Leal at 209-639-2513 or email her at