Dozens of local donors step up; again, Scott Honda donates a car for a lucky student
By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times
EAST MARLBOROUGH — It may be the best-kept secret in Unionville: what will be the theme of this year’s after prom event at Unionville High School?
While that remains a closely-guarded secret — and will remain so until the event opens for a special public preview Saturday night, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., along with special raffles for walk-thru guests of cool prizes: Longwood Gardens Tickets, iTunes Gift Cards, Foxy Loxi Gift Cards, Starbucks and more — what isn’t a secret is that a lucky student will be winning a car, now on display in front of the building.
UHS parents have worked for months coming up with plans to transform Unionville High School — typically in less than 24 hours — into an exciting new setting and always with a uniting theme.
Less of a secret — it’s now parked in from the of the high school: the now-annual gracious donation by Scott Honda of a quality used car to one lucky after prom attendee. The silver four-door will presented to one lucky attendee during the wee hours of the morning Saturday.
The After Prom Committee — largely made up of parents of Unionville High School students — has worked for months to create this year’s event. Like many years before, parents and volunteers have been hard at work transforming the high school into a theme-oriented event.
The After-Prom was created in an effort to keep students safe — and give them a fun, post-prom destination. The all-night event offers students a memorable opportunity to join their friends in a safe and fun environment while providing activities, food and surprises. Numerous prizes and games will highlight the evening, which offers all sorts of unique entertainment opportunities, from games to movies to music and more. Throughout the night, prizes will be given away.
In what is usually the most anticipated moment of the night — and now a tradition — one lucky student will win a used car from Scott Honda in West Chester. This year’s car is a Honda Accord four-door sedan. The car has been on display in front of the high school throughout the month of May — and one lucky student will find themselves with the keys to the car sometime next week.
The organizers wish to publicly thank the many businesses and individuals that have contributed materials, funds and prizes for the event, including: Scott Honda (car donor); Exelon, in the donors of $1,000 or more; donors of $500-1000: Russo Family Dentistry, Baccellieri Family Dentistry and the Patton Middle School PTO.
Donors of $250 to $500 include: Hendrix Orthodontist, Garnet Ford, Bryn Mawr Trust,The Gables Restaurant and Keenan Auto Body.
Donors of $100-249 include: Fenstermacher & Co, Pocopson Veterinarian Station, Perfect Impression, Lifetouch/Prestige Photography, Pediatric Dentistry for Children, Fairfield Inn, Share My Secret and Burton Barber Shop.
Donors of $50-99 include: K.S.N Images Inc. and Nuclear Electric Insurance Company.
The following companies donated goods and services: Amy Kramer Photography, Carousel Toyota, Corrective Chiropractic, Five Below, Floga Bistro, P.J. Whelihans, Chick-Fil-A, Liberty Market Place, Sovana Bistro, Waywood Beverage, Ann Ferron, Two Men and a Truck, Floga Bistro, Landhope, Wawa, Hy-Point Dairies, Tastykake, Jimmy John’s, Starbucks, State Street Pizza, Whole Foods in Glen Mills, Pa., Airbase Carpet and Tile Mart, Lomax Carpet and Tile Mart, Longwood Gaardens, Baileys Farm, Chester County Kitchen and Bath, A.J. Blosenki, Raff Electric, Bam Magera and Foxy Loxi.