Wednesday, October 20, 2010

BOO! Halloween is coming!

The Community Center wants to invite you to a couple of our Halloween events!

On Friday October 22 (Yes 2 days away), we will be holding our first ever Halloween Dance Party! We will have costume contests and activities. The center will be open to all attendees. The middle school times are 6-8:30 pm and the high school times are 9-11:30 pm. It will be frightfully fun!

And for FAMILIES! We have a family Halloween Party for all before the parade on October 30 from 5-8:30. Now children of all ages can enjoy the fun and games of the Center. Remember families that play together stay together! After you play, just walk down the block to see the parade. Homemade chili & chili dogs will be available for purchase.

Back to work on the Center

We have come a long way in the past few months setting up committees, events and programming as well as adding games and features to the center.

In April we opened our cafe and have hosted several events including MCHS After Prom, a Spaghetti Dinner, an Annual Corporate event and had the Cafe open for many dances that we have held over the past few months.

During the summer we held events like theater camp, chess club and even a jazz concert and Back to School Bash. All have been very well received and provided much entertainment for young and old alike.

Our membership drive in September was a huge success. Members will have lower entrance fees and be invited to exclusive events. Consider becoming a member today.

The Center is developing programs that teach good financial practices and healthy lifestyles and a Student Film Festival is planned. We are starting to offer clubs like Junior Achievement and Robotix, and Mock Trial Team, and an Investment Club where students can try to outsmart the stock market and each other!

Our main events are our monthly "dances". You can see on the calendar all the dates set up to hold dances. All the amenities of the center are available during the dances, so if you're not up for dancing, there are lots of other activities.

Isn't it time you came by and checked it out??!!!

Back to the Blog

Well what happens when you decide to try to win a grant from Pepsi??? Your life becomes consumed with voting and promoting. No time for blogging. So we are very far behind here. We voted throughout the months of March April and May. We did very well, as we ended up in 4th place each time competing against projects from across the country, some nationwide and many from communities much larger than ours.

We decided to pull our entry from the running and focus our efforts on the center and other means of financial support.

We thank all of you for your support during that voting period. We saw what this small town could do if they put their minds toward it. The Alton Park and Rec, Alton High School and Sts. Peter and Paul School did win their grants.

We will try again in the coming months and will ask for your support again. We can do it if we try! For now, back to work on the center!