The Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School Class of 2024 is gearing up for its after-prom party, but to make it a success, the school desperately needs help.

The party is set for Thursday, May 23, 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.

The after-prom committee is seeking donations of food and supplies from local restaurants and volunteers to ensure that the night is memorable for all. The committee emphasizes that food donations are a top priority, and has released a list of needed items:

  • Dark chocolate melting wafers: 20  2-pound bags for a chocolate fountain
  • Strawberries: 4 pounds, cut and trayed
  • Pineapple: 2, washed, cut and trayed
  • Watermelon: 4, washed, cut and trayed
  • Taco salad: 4 batches
  • Finger sandwiches
  • Cooked chicken wings: 8-10 batches
  • Cooked chicken tenders: 8-10 batches
  • Mac and cheese: 3 batches
  • Buffalo mac & cheese: 2 batches
  • Sterno burners: 12 pack
  • Small paper plates: 1,000
  • Bowls: 1,000
  • Forks: 2,000 (No knives needed)
  • Spoons: 2,000 (No knives needed)
  • Small Water Pods (8-ounce mini): 20 cases
  • Coca-Cola cans: 10 cases
  • Sprite cans: 5 cases
  • Diet Coke cans: 2 cases
  • Root beer cans: 2 cases
  • Pepsi, Mountain Dew & Hugs drinks: 1 case each
  • Brownies: 2 batches, cut and trayed
  • Cupcakes: 100
  • Cookies: 2 batches of chocolate chip, 1 batch each of M&M's and sugar
  • Party bags of gummies: 1
  • Party bags of M&M’s: 1

Volunteers are also needed to assist with the event. This is a great opportunity for anyone in the community, not just parents, to support the seniors and contribute to a safe and enjoyable celebration. Volunteers will need to fill out a CORI form as part of the process.

Jennifer Gaspar, who is leading the efforts for this event, is urging local restaurants and community members to step up and contribute. Those interested in donating or volunteering can reach out to her directly at 508-998-3321 ext. 244 or

With your help, the GNBVT Senior Class of 2024 can have an unforgettable after prom celebration. Every donation, no matter how small, will make a significant difference in making this a night to remember.

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