SouthFest Update

By now you have heard us speaking about SouthFest through email, in person, through a letter and from Principal Stembridge. You know that SouthFest is about keeping children safe after the prom.

Donations are at the lowest they have ever been in terms of the numbers of families donating. Fortunately, many of the families that have donated this year have done so generously, but we could still use your help to make sure we can cover our expenses. Please consider a donation by check or Paypal at . Donations do not need to be large to be useful. Even gifts of $25 or less are welcome and enough to push us to our goal.

Similarly, as of today we have only about 50% of the volunteers we need to run the event. This is the lowest number of volunteers we have ever had and where we can really use your assistance. Senior parents are generally not allowed to work as chaperones during SouthFest, but they are welcome to help set up and to help tear-down. Generally the chaperone volunteers work from about 11PM to 3:00 AM but depending on the individual they can leave earlier. If you haven’t volunteered at all and are interested, please do so at .  If you have already volunteered to help decorate or bring food and want to chaperone as well, please email directly to

Please consider a gift of time or money to help SouthFest. Small amounts really do count toward a successful  — and safe – post-prom party. We encourage you to visit the school the evening of SouthFest between 7pm and 10pm to see how much effort goes into the production. You will better understand why this exciting and safe event encourages students to stay into the early morning hours and off the roads.

Best Regards,
Chuck Kaufman and Doug Wagoner
SouthFest Co-Chairs