Donna Williams details the movie camera props for the Dry Grad 2014 dance.

Donna Williams details the movie camera props for the Dry Grad 2014 dance.

Dry Grad preparations well on the way

Here we are again, 26 years and Dry Grad is going strong.

Marilyn Strohschein

Special to the Tribune/Advisor

Here we are again, 26 years and Dry Grad is going strong.

This community event was created with the objective of allowing graduates to enjoy a safe, fun-filled alcohol and drug free party.

The 2014 graduation classes of Lake City Secondary School, GROW/Skyline Centre, Cariboo Adventist Academy, and Maranatha Christian School will be celebrating 13 years of being in school with an evening of glamour and entertainment.

The Dry Grad executive and our magnificent volunteers have been hard at work planning the event that will happen on Saturday, June 7, at the Cariboo Memorial Complex, right after the popular Dry Grad 2014 parade to the complex, which will start at 6 p.m. on Second Avenue and Comer Street.

The ingenious and amazing team of decorating volunteers has been tirelessly developing and creating this year’s theme of Vintage Hollywood, at 213 – 369 Oliver Street, above Curves.

We are extremely grateful that we were able to use this location, which was generously donated by Parnell Pinette.

We have now moved to our location at 370 Mackenzie Avenue, which is situated between the Williams Lake Radiator and Welding Services and the Williams Lake Judo Club.

This is where the larger projects will be built, such as boxes, walls, Nickolodeon ticket booths, western town facades, perhaps a wall that falls on people, etc.  No matter your skillset, we have a job for everyone, so please join us.

If you ever wanted to see how an event of this magnitude happens, you should visit the location and see how well organized Sheryl-Lynn Lewis, Sharon Haynes and Jennifer Haley have utilized the space.

Check out our photos on our Facebook Page: Williams Lake Dry Grad 2014 for a look into the makings of Vintage Hollywood.

Every year we need numerous volunteers to help with making this event a success, and every year, it seems, we need to make a desperate plea for more volunteers to come forward.

Volunteers can lend a hand in any one of these areas; activities, baggage, decorating, food, fundraising, parade, prizes, and security.

Students, parents and others who are able to help with these various events are asked to contact Betty Turatus at 250-392-5074 (H) or 250-302-9412 (C), or email or Chantal Lambert at 250-398-6432 (H), or email

The fee has been raised to $115 for the 2014 Dry Grad but students can receive discounts for every fundraiser or promotional event in which they participate.

A $10 discount is provided for every fundraiser and a $5 discount is provided for every promotional event or committee participated in, up to a maximum amount of $60 (four hours minimum $10).

For more up-to-date information, check out our website, or our Facebook Page: Williams Lake Dry Grad 2014.

Dry Grad 2014 welcomes everyone in the community to come out and experience this once a year, special event.