GREENVILLE – For the second year straight, SVG Chevrolet has once again donated a car to be given away at next weekend’s After Prom at Greenville High School.
“We really want to get involved in the community and I think there is no other grassroots effort than to support the Greenville High School students…they are the future of Greenville,” Steve VanGorder, President of SVG Chevrolet told The Early Bird.
According to Kathy Quinn, GHS Spanish teacher and the Senior Class Advisor, the giveaway is a huge hit amongst the students and is a great way to lure them to the event after the prom. This year’s giveaway is a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS – complete with a power sunroof, Pioneer stereo system, all new tires and brakes.
“It is a safe and fun environment to discourage those who attend the prom from going out and partying afterwards in a dangerous way,” Quinn explained. “We do the door prizes and save the car for the final drawing at the end of the event. It is a great incentive to keep everyone there until the last minute.”
Quinn noted that VanGorder was totally involved in last year’s event, even being a referee during games.
“He wanted to find a way to help and to promote a healthy way for the kids to spend their time after prom,” Quinn said about VanGorder. “We are so thankful for his generosity and the willingness to be part of the event.”
The After Prom party is planned and organized by Senior Class officers – Tiona Thompson, Justin McMiller, Sydney Oda, Lessie Cable and Molly Hunt. Also, SADD club members, Wintrow Signs, Domino’s and parents donate either time, material, food or money to help make the event successful.
The GHS After Prom will take place May 6 at the high school – immediately following the prom at Romer’s Catering. Over 150 showed up to party safely at the 2016 event, Quinn and the officers hope to see even more this year.