The best night of our lives

I stood arm in arm with my fellow Blue Devil Grads with big tears in my eyes as we listened to ’80s music and watched a long slide show of our Davis school years. Then we hugged, promised to stay in touch and walked out into the sunrise.

That was how Grad Night 1990 ended, safe and sound. Now I’m a dad on the Grad Night Committee. At the store buying folders for a meeting, a college student in front of me asked what I was working on. When I told her that I was on the fundraising committee for Grad Night 2013, she responded by thanking me and saying, “Grad Night was one of the best nights of my life.” Me too, kid.

Grad Night is dedicated to keeping the graduates of all four Davis high schools safe and highly entertained on their big night. Thousands of hours have already gone into its organization and hundreds of parents will spend a long night quietly making it a huge success (again).

You can help us make it successful with your donations of cash or goods. If you have a business, we are offering recognition of your donation on signage, the web, T-shirts and on the programs for the graduations. We will gladly take gift cards, goodies, food — you name it. Or, if you want to make sure that no grad is left out, you can donate cash directly to the scholarship fund, too.

This year my baby is graduating, next year it could be yours. Grad Night is exactly the kind of event that shows the character of the people in this town. If you want to support Grad Night 2013, please email me at [email protected].

Scott Purves

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