Post-grad party seeks volunteers

Ridgefield High School’s 35th annual post-graduation party is looking for more adults willing to volunteer to help run the night-long event.
“It takes around 100 people to run this, we have about 25-30 volunteers,” said organizer Jean Macaluso.
The party kicks off at 10 p.m. at the Parks and Rec center, and runs until 3:30 a.m., she said. Parents and other members of the community who want to volunteer should expect to work one of two shifts from either 9:45 p.m. to 1 p.m., or from 1 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.
The event is open to members of the senior class, who received their invites and a code of conduct back in May. “The rec center is transformed. This year casino night is the theme. Every room has games to keep the kids occupied,” Macaluso said. “This year we’ve added a jeopardy quiz show game.”
Playing games nets party attendants fake money, which they can use to bid on stuff to bring with them to college — tvs, computers, dorm supplies, and video game consoles.
There will be a DJ and food. Entrants will have to pass a breathalyzer test when they walk in, and cannot leave once they arrive.
Students attending should plan to park across the street at the Fairfield County Bank parking lot. A shuttle will help ferry them across the street to the parks and rec building, Macaluso said.
The party came about after a graduating senior was killed in an accident back in 1983.
“This was started to keep the kids safe,” said Macaluso.
For more information about the post-grad party or to sign up as a volunteer, call Macaluso at 203-438-4523.