Organizers seeking helpers for Sequim graduation party

Safe and sober. That’s the ongoing theme of Sequim’s annual graduation night party, slated to follow Sequim High School’s graduation ceremony on June 9.

Parents of Sequim high school seniors (Class of 2017) are seeking help with party planning and fundraising. Meetings are 9-11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month in the Sequim High School library, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

The party is open to any graduating high school seniors in the Sequim area. It includes music, contests, food, raffles, give-aways, games and more. The party was designed to keep graduating seniors safe and alcohol- and substance-free on their graduation day.

Party organizers are accepting tax-deductible donations for the event.

Another fundraiser is the Golf For Grads tournament, slated for a 9 a.m. shotgun start on Sunday, May 7, at The Cedars at Dungeness in May. Call 683-6344 for more information.

In addition, party organizers are hosting a $1,000 raffle, with tickets being sold by the parents of seniors. They are being sold at several venues, including at the Longhouse Deli on Feb. 18-19. (The raffle drawing is at the SHS library on May 9; ticket-holders do not need to be present to win.)

Coming in March are the flamingos: A tradition for more than a decade, grad party organizers send “flocks” of plastic flamingos to various community members and businesses, taking donations to take the flocks away. Locals can avoid the flamingos by making a donation for “flock insurance” (contact fundraising chairman Karen Thayer at That fundraiser starts March 1.

For direct contributions, contact treasurer Lora Armstrong at

For more information, contact graduation party president Jamie D’Amico ( or vice president Danielle Patterson (