Just a few hours after the conclusion of the for the Class of 2011, the new graduates made their way to the O’Donnell Middle School for Party All Night Long, the annual alcohol-free and drug-free post-graduation bash.
The entered the middle school to see it transformed into an airport, complete with a luggage carousel, an arrival and departure board, manikins dressed as stewardesses and TSA airport security agents, and even a fake metal detector (although it sure fooled a lot of people entering the party).
Inside the cafeteria there was a casino complete with Vegas-style games. There were also tattoo artists (they were temporary tattoos) and artists drawing caricatures. Touch of Class provided the DJ Entertainment.
In the gymnasium there was an inflatable pedestal joust ring and an inflatable bungee run course set up.
The graduates also spent hours signing yearbooks, playing games of Simon Says and enjoying an endless array of late-night snacks.
The highlight of the party came at 3 a.m. with hypnotist Jim Spinnato making his annual appearance at PANL. He had about a dozen graduates shouting in excitement as he read an Elmo book and throwing tantrums when he stopped reading; smelling one another; and dancing to a number of hit songs as their classmates laughed along.
When PANL ended at 5 a.m. the graduates made their way to the Adams Street parking lot for an early morning barbeque. They were greeted by a graduation present from the Class of 2012—their cars were covered with toilet paper and in some cases Vaseline, but the prank didn’t stop the party from continuing.
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