AfterProm EG Gets Boost From Local Businesses

by | Feb 10, 2015

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Tio Mateo’s Ross DiSegna gets an AfterProm EG sticker from student Molly Souness for being a supporter.

Organizing East Greenwich’s very first AfterProm EG event may have seemed daunting when it was first conceived eight months ago, but the reception for it has been so positive, said organizers, that it now seems like an obvious move.

AfterProm EG will be held overnight following the formal prom, at a transformed East Greenwich High School. The idea is to provide a safe and fun place for young people on a night that can prove dangerous.

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Kelsey Martirano and Webster Bank Branch Manager Michael Kelly.

“The response has been better than we could have hoped,” said Mary Louise Formisano, who was the first to push for the event. Not only have loads of talented volunteers come out of the woodwork, so have sponsors, she said.

The EG Chamber of Commerce has made AfterProm EG a beneficiary of its annual “Here’s to the Ladies” fashion show April 30. And the EG Rotary Club has committed its fundraising might to the event.

“We are all so impressed with the idea and your presentation – we’re happy to be supporting you and your committee,” EG Rotary President Ron Winde told organizers.

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Cole 8th graders Jules Abella, Ellie Sheridan, Maxine Sidman, Molly Souness and Kelsey Martirano give a sticker to Dr. Jacqueline Boisvert of Rhode Eyeland for being a supporter of AfterProm EG.

Zuzu’s Petals dress shop is planning a prom “pre-party” March 8, from 5 to 8 p.m., with 20 percent of all sales going to AfterProm EG.

Of course, all this doesn’t mean their work is finished. AfterProm EG is looking for more sponsors and more volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, email [email protected]

 

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