Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Reporter Clint Brenner (right) works against the power of a bungee cord to grab a $5 bill from Sober Grad Night volunteer Matthew Wyatt. ?It was crazy and really hard,? Brenner said.
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Reporter Stephanie McMillan (left) receives assistance from fellow senior Matthew Probst, who worked to free her from a Velcro wall. McMillan had used the inflatable structure to bounce up onto the wall. ?Just being with my senior class is the best part,? Probst said of the evening.
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Reporter Joelle Edwards (left) told Brenna Vengley her fortune before she entered McBean Park Pavilion for Sober Grad Night. Edwards told the fortune of every senior who attended the event. ?I tell them their fortune and they win money,? Edwards said, who called the event itself ?a great success and a tradition in town.?
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Reporter Troy Petersen (left) doles out money to Steven Haye, Heather Foxworthy, Caylin Shaw and Marcus Andes at one of the casino games available that night. ?I?m looking forward to having a great time with all of my friends,? Andes said, who added that he?d be spending the summer with his friends before shipping off to the military.
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Reporter Rather than being made of solid chocolate, this candy bar featured a variety of sweet treats for the seniors to enjoy.
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Reporter Seniors were welcomed into Sober Grad Night with this sign and a tunnel constructed out of 2,500 balloons.
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Reporter Volunteer face-painter Yesenia Godinez transforms senior Weili Rineman into a tiger. ?I?m just a fierce person,? Rineman said. ?My personality is like a tiger.?
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Reporter Kimberly Rodriguez (left), Dominic Galli and Samantha Linhart led a pack of seniors through a balloon tunnel entrance to get into Sober Grad Night.