On Sunday, June 2, the entire senior class of Wilton High School as well as Wilton seniors attending other high schools received hand-delivered invitations to this year’s Post Graduation Party (PGP). The theme, which is always one of Wilton’s most closely guarded secrets, was revealed to be “Game On–It’s Your Move!”
The unique PGP invitation included a Game Spinner with the various possible ”next moves” the graduating seniors will make, a custom Frisbee and a Wilton-themed Monopoly game designed by the Gift Committee. According to a release issued by the Class Project 2019 committee, organizers felt it would be appropriate to make this year’s gift a keepsake of the students’ high school years and the entire Wilton community.
The “WiltonOpoly” game (pictured below) reflects countless elements of students’ high school life as well as favorite Wilton landmarks. The concept and execution was very well-received and won raves from students and their parents throughout the day.
Since Wilton’s last day of senior classes, the PGP Committee has been using Instagram (@whspgp2019) to release clues and post other nostalgic photos, bringing the Class of 2019 on a journey through their lives in Wilton. Several seniors who guessed the correct theme were awarded small prizes.
PGP is a beloved graduation night tradition in Wilton, and this year’s organizers promise it will not disappoint. The event begins at Middlebrook School on the evening of Saturday, June 15, following WHS graduation. Members of the Class of 2019 will check in at Middlebrook, where a bus will transport them to Chelsea Piers in Stamford. Seniors arrive at Middlebrook at 10:15 p.m. (with no admittance after 11:15 p.m.) and will return to Middlebrook at approximately 4:45-5 a.m. on Sunday, June 16.
The Class of 2019 will get a chance to partake in many activities offered at Chelsea Piers supplemented by special highlights organized by the Entertainment Committee. Some treasured elements of past PGPs are preserved and incorporated into the evening program. They will spend the night with classmates reveling in what is certain to be a night they will never forget. The event will end just before dawn on Sunday, and based on past years, it is expected that just about all students will be there when the sun comes up.
The PGP is the culmination of Class Project 2019, one of the many programs of the Wilton Youth Council. Over the past five years Class Project organizers have hosted informational, social and fundraising events for both parents and students. Parents of the graduating class volunteer their time, resources and talents to give their students a party like no other and a safe environment to celebrate the accomplishments of the last 13 years.
This annual Wilton tradition of 30 years is a substance-free, fun-filled event planned and funded by the families of the graduating seniors and supported by the entire Wilton community. Many local businesses step forward with donations of products and services, making PGP a true community celebration.
On behalf of the entire PGP Committee, 2019 Class Project chair Eva Beshlian expressed “…deep gratitude to all the parents and sponsors who have helped along the years. A special thank you goes to the local businesses as well as donors of prizes and funds for the gift giveaway. The Post Graduation Party has always been an important Wilton community tradition and the dozens of volunteers, donors and supporters for this year’s event underscore the commitment to celebrating our seniors in a fun and safe environment. Thank you to all who made this event so special.”
Among the local business sponsors, Class Project 2019 thanks:
Blue Star Bazaar
Costco Wholesale Warehouse
Dunkin–Wilton CT/Cain Management
Gopher Ice Cream
Let’s Make Up
Marly’s Bar and Bistro
Stop & Shop
Sun Spa & Nails
Tom E Toes Pizza
Tusk & Cup
Wilton Bow Tie Cinema