Bolivar High School’s Jobs for America’s Graduates program will host its annual Royal Tea Party fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at BHS.
The event is “a culmination of the skills we have been learning and to provide the community with a great event,” advisor Shantra Tucker said.
Cade Gervais, BHS junior and JAG member, said that some of the skills he has learned from JAG are public speaking and being able to create relationships and bonds with people he does not know.
This will be Gervais’ first year being a part of the event. He looks forward to putting on a show for the guests, and he is excited for JAG members to come together to support the community.
“I like participating in the tea party event because it is enjoyable to create a fun environment for kids to enjoy,” Gervais said. “The best part of the event will be to see it all come together and show our visitors what Bolivar JAG is about.”
Isabella Kindrick, junior at Bolivar High School and member of JAG, said her favorite part of preparing for the event has been “making cupcakes and getting ready for the photo booths.”
For the event, JAG students dress as princes and princesses to provide a magical day for all the guests, young and old.
Tucker said there will be cupcakes, tea and lemonade, a dance floor and Vanellope’s Arcade. Kids will be able to play games and earn small prizes. There will also be opportunities to take pictures with the princes and princesses.
Tucker said the best part of the event is seeing the kids dress up to meet their favorite characters.
“Also, getting to see the JAG kids work with the kids and use the skills we have worked on is so rewarding,” she said. “These high school students take this seriously and want our event to be a magical, memorable event.”
The event is sponsored by Brenda's Cafe, Reflections Salon, Butler Funeral Home, Lime Bank, Oak Star Bank, Hubbert Realty, Citizens Memorial Hospital, Craig Lehman and Douglas, Haun, and Heideman, P.C.
“We are so appreciative of the Bolivar community and the support they have shown JAG,” Tucker said. “We love to partner with the community and learn in these real world situations.”
Tickets for the event are $5.50 online and $7 at the door for both adults and children. There are three ways to get tickets — via the BOMO JAG Facebook page, online at vancoevents.com/BBYA and through the QR code shared on social media and online.
For more information, email Sam Wooderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Noe Moreno at email@example.com.
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