Free at Last!
After nine weeks – nine weeks! – in a cast, my right wrist is finally free.
If you remember, I fell while putting on a car cover way back in February when we had one of the few days this year of rain. I did what I always told my kids not to do: I didn’t watch where my feet were taking me. And as I pulled that car cover from the back of the car to the front, I didn’t look down and instead tripped over one of the cement parking curbs. As I fell I stuck out my hand to break my fall and ended up breaking my wrist.
First broken bone, too. Ouch.
My thumb of all things is actually tender – probably from being isolated in a weird way in the cast for the past nine weeks – but overall I am very happy to have the freedom of movement that was certainly lacking these last several weeks.
And I’m going to need my wrist this weekend – actually, all of my body parts are going to be on high alert. This weekend is Prom Plus.
Prom Plus is the midnight to 5 a.m. after-prom party that is held at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA for CVHS seniors and their guests. It started after the murder of a CVHS senior way back in 1991. The community came together to provide an after prom event for our kids and it has grown to be part of the prom plans for the majority of prom goers. Last year we had 453 attendees – a record 71%! And we’re shooting for even more this year.
Prom Plus is open to all CVHS seniors regardless of attendance to the prom. Those seniors who don’t go to prom but want to head to the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA at midnight for Prom Plus are welcome to do so – the cost is $20 for non-prom attendees; free for prom attendees. We have plenty to keep the kids busy until 5 a.m. – a casino, climbing wall and even a zip line! We’re very excited about hosting this event and say thank you to all those who have helped to make it possible. It costs nearly $25,000 to put this event on and thanks to donors like the CVHS ASB and the Kiwanis Clubs (among many others) we’re able to provide somewhere fun and safe for our kids.
I had the chance to share my experience of starting the Crescenta Valley Weekly with a group of dynamic women on Tuesday night. The P.E.O. (Philanthropy Education Organization) made me feel so welcome and seemed to be really interested in how the CV Weekly came about. Ladies, thank you for letting me share my story.