Variety Bingo to benefit Special Senior Prom

AVIS — A Sugar Valley Charter School senior is planning a variety bingo event at the Avis American Legion on Feb. 11 to raise money for her senior project.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the bingo games will start at 1 p.m.

Millie Green is raising money for a Special Needs Prom she’s planning for March 3 at Haywoods on the Green.

The theme for the prom is Moonlight in Paradise and thanks to Haywoods’ donation of their ballroom and refreshments, most of the money she raises will go toward a start up fund for future proms like this one.

Millie’s senior project mentor, Jenn Durkac, explained that this project is something that the senior holds dear to her heart.

“She has a big heart,” she said.

She said Millie and her son, who has autism, have always been close.

“The greatest gift is to see him smile,” Millie said.

As of right now the prom will be strictly for Sugar Valley students but Millie said she wouldn’t mind involving others while keeping it local.

Millie is asking for donations of gift cards, baskets or even a money.

Those wishing to donate can contact Millie at 570-666-0080 or her mentor Jenn at 570-772-6100.

As for the prom, Jenn said they are in need for hair stylists and cosmetologists for the big event!