Jo-Anna Petrin (left) graduates from Lake City Secondary in June and had fun at Scout Island recently having her sister Allex Petrin

Jo-Anna Petrin (left) graduates from Lake City Secondary in June and had fun at Scout Island recently having her sister Allex Petrin

Enchanted Forest theme for 2016 Dry Grad

Twinkling fairy light, water falls, and arches of green trees; butterfly wings and hidden coves.

Twinkling fairy light, water falls, and arches of green trees; butterfly wings and hidden coves; magical misty ferns tucked around quiet ponds; abandoned castles covered in Ivy.

These are the makings for setting the scene for the Enchanted Forest that will greet 2016 graduates at their Dry Grad prom coming up on Saturday, June 11.

“Grads will step into the romance of medieval and the mystical times when Druids and mythical creatures walk the earth,” says Dry Grad co-ordinator Marilyn Strohschein. “Grads will travel to the time of the fairies, fawns, and wood nymphs under a forest canopy beneath the stars.”

Decorating team leader Cassandra Paterson echoes the enchantment they are working to create for 2016 graduates.

“From delicate butterfly wings, mysterious waters, and mythical creatures beneath arches of green tress and twinkling fairy light the Grads will discover an Enchanted Forest full of wonder,” Paterson says. “Quaint fairy tales, evil witches and the magnificence of Arthurian legend — all is awaiting them for the this exciting event.”

Strohschien notes that graduates from all of the private and public secondary schools and programs in the Williams Lake area receive invitations to the Dry Grad celebrations.

The 2016 Dry Grad promises lots of fun and food. Grads can dance the night away to music provided by DJ, Lynden Grosso – DJ6IX; enjoy an early evening buffet dinner, and later on exchange their formal gowns and tuxes for casual clothes.

While dancing continues all night in the small arena numerous games and activities will be set up in the big arena and the Gibraltar Room.

Activities include two shows with hypnotist, Colin Christopher and a mystery tour.

At 4 a.m. grads who have hung in there all night will be eligible to have their names put in a draw to win big prizes.

This is in addition to the gifts every grad will go home with that evening, Strohschein says.

The party breaks up between 4:30 and 5 a.m. Sunday morning with a pre-designated parent or guardian coming in to sign out their graduate and guest.

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