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February  28

Disco Fever At Diva Lounge

180pxdisco_ball_1Montclair High School's Project Graduation is holding a '70's themed fundraiser "Studio 54 Night" at Diva Lounge this Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. It's your chance to dig out the vintage clothes you've been hanging onto and have an adult night of fun and dancing. $60 per person at the door will get you 2 drinks,  hors-d'oeuvres,  buffet dinner and dancing to a top DJ all evening. All proceeds benefit MHS Project Graduation, an alcohol-free, all-
night, post-graduation party for the graduating high school seniors.

Advance Reservations:
(names will be on list at the door)
Send check to Barbara Taibi
144 Buckingham
Montclair 07043

Contact JoAnn Scher, Jets5000@aol.com or at 973-746-2933.

February 28, 2006 in Happenings | Permalink


jesus christ, how many freaking fundraisers does Project Graduation need? i think someone needs to do an audit.

Posted by: tattler | Feb 28, 2006 11:45:06 AM

"It's your chance to dig out the vintage clothes you've been hanging onto..."

Some folks, like a few who hang out at Joey's in Clifton, don't need to do this. To them, there is no such thing as "vintage," it's their daily attire.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Feb 28, 2006 11:47:32 AM

Who is the top DJ. Let me guess some fool from 103.5 commercial crap FM.

Posted by: divasucks | Feb 28, 2006 11:50:15 AM

A) Why would I have kept those clothes for 30 years? (Assuming I had any in the first place.)

B) Let's say that I did keep those clothes for 30 years: they don't frikkin' fit and they never will again!! Gravity sucks as much or more as disco does!!

C) For $120 a couple (assuming that partially dressed in a too-tight disco uniform I could ever entice anyone to share this kind of public humiliation), I can now enjoy two drinks and a buffet all for the benefit of funding a high-school graduation party.

D) Are you out of your (gerund form of expletive deleted) minds?

Posted by: Conan the Grammarian | Feb 28, 2006 12:05:14 PM

What percentage of the $60 goes to the highschool and what to Diva our of curiosity.

At least this crowd is likely to be a bit quieter leaving than the usual one (or is that just wishful thinking?)

Posted by: Max | Feb 28, 2006 12:11:44 PM

This is a much better fundraising idea then standing in a busy intersection with a bucket and a team sweatshirt on.

"Hey kids, lets go play in traffic for change."

Posted by: hrhppg | Feb 28, 2006 12:18:01 PM

I find it amusing that the fund-raiser includes drinks when they're raising money for a no-booze Graduation Party.

Not ironic, not wrong, just sort of funny.

Posted by: RidgeRanger | Feb 28, 2006 12:26:20 PM

Gee you all are grumpy today!

Posted by: Jessica | Feb 28, 2006 2:01:31 PM

I know it seems like we are holding alot of fundraisers but be aware -- the cost for each student is approximately $125 and there are 480 graduating seniors at Montclair High School. If you do the math, that's $60,000 and that's a lot of fundraising. Neither the town nor the school provides any financial support (and they shouldn't -- this is not something that should be taxpayer supported). $125 sounds like alot of money but keep in mind, this covers the venue, food and non-alcoholic drinks for the entire night, transportation to and from, security, chaperones and entertainment (if you've had occasion to hold a wedding or bar mitzvah lately, the price won't suprise you at all!). Project Graduation also supports a post-graduation reception for the graduates and their parents AND provides scholarships administered by the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence.

We could take the approach that many other towns do and require parents/students to pay the cost of their participation (in Caldwell, it's $150 per student this year), but we realize that that would place an excessive financial burden on some families. We want ALL MHS grads to be able to attend. So the fundraising goes on.

We sincerely appreciate the support of many parents and businesses -- Diva Lounge is just one -- toward achieving our fundraising goals. If you'd like to help us help our grads have a safe, fun "last" evening together, feel free to make a donation by visiting our web site at www.mhsprojectgraduation.org.


Jill Levy
2006 Project Graduation co-chair

Posted by: MontclairMom | Feb 28, 2006 3:30:07 PM

You should have started raising money 10 years ago, Jill. Why'd you wait so long? Yours truly,

President, Marsupial Graduation Committee 2014

Posted by: walleroo | Feb 28, 2006 3:32:54 PM

"...the cost for each student is approximately $125..."

They could each save $65 by just going to the fund raiser.

Posted by: Bill The Cat | Feb 28, 2006 3:48:34 PM

I think I'll just have my kid get trashed in my basement for free.

Posted by: tattler | Feb 28, 2006 3:49:36 PM

From what my siblings have told me about their project graduations $125 is a good deal.

Heck, it's $80 for a day ski pass at my fave mountaian.

Posted by: hrhppg | Feb 28, 2006 3:53:10 PM

Call me crazy -- but I think 60 bucks for food, drinks and dancing at a club on a Friday night in Montclair is a pretty good deal even if it isn't a fundraiser.

Posted by: boomer4 | Feb 28, 2006 4:52:43 PM

Tattler... nice one. It would sound even nicer on the Cuban Pete's thread, but far be it for me to play devil's advocate.

Posted by: notteham | Feb 28, 2006 5:59:48 PM

Now if they would hold a 60s themed "Electric Circus Night," that might get my interest.

$65 would get you 2 brownies, a light show, & all the ice cream you could eat. I'd be so there!

Posted by: crank | Feb 28, 2006 6:57:52 PM

Tattler - way to go baby. At my graduation we hid lit joints under our gowns (toking during a short rain delay) then later drove from one house party to the next, drinking cans of beer in back yards and basements. Damn, those were the days! Man I LOVED the 70's! and somehow, I grew up to be a respected, and respectable, member of the community!

Posted by: Black Irish | Feb 28, 2006 8:32:06 PM

Black Irish,
good story, dude, the 70s rocked.

Posted by: The Iceman | Mar 1, 2006 5:51:54 PM

What a wonderful night...the lounge was filled and the dance floor was jumping -to the tunes of the 70's, as the Project Graduation fundraiser swung into full gear.

JoAnn Sher and Jill Levy, co - chairs, provided a unique event to help raise much need funds for this very worthy project..all MHS seniors will benefit from such activities.

The feedback from a few parents, was one of being 'proud to help'...a kind of vibe you felt all night..there were even some who did not have a child in the senior class, but just wanted to donate to the cause - just to do it.

Erin Taggart, the Gen. Manager of Diva, who was adorned in her " Studio 54 " outfit ( which was the theme for the night ), presented a professional and relaxing environment...the club looked great.....something others might consider, when looking for that after work place for their special event.

I will have a segment on the nights' activities on a future broadcast of my cable show 'Inside Montclair', on Tv - 34. Also, a clip from the book signing by Debra Galant for her new book Rattled, held at the Watchung Booksellers.

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