A Santa Ynez Valley tradition since 1998, the parents of graduating seniors provide a spectacular evening of fun in a safe environment to celebrate their graduation. The goal of this event is to ensure that every senior has the opportunity to celebrate his or her hard-earned achievements with friends in a protected, supportive, and age-appropriate environment.

This year’s theme is “Your Future Is Golden” which will start the evening of graduation on Friday, May 27 at the Santa Ynez Valley Union High School. The old gym and adjoining areas will be transformed into a festival of activities including a popular DJ for dancing, photo booth, Henna tattoos, laser tag, casino Black Jack tables, hypnotist, movies, food and much more. From GoPro cameras to gift cards, everyone student takes home a prize!

Tickets are $50 and are now available online at www.syhsptsa.tictail.com by using PayPal or credit card. Buying online gives students 10 extra raffle tickets and therefore more chances to win big prizes. Tickets will also be sold on campus prior to spring break during the lunch hour. The sooner the ticket is purchased, the more raffle tickets they receive for prizes.

Scholarships for this event are available. If a student is in need of financial assistance, please contact Terry Westfall at 686-3563 or twestfall@syvuhsd.org.

Creating a successful event requires a tremendous amount of work and support from parents and the community. Those interested in volunteering to help or providing prize or monetary donations should contact Kris Shean (tshe396@aol.com) or Jacque Wagstaffe (jacque@impulse.net).