PGP Theme has ‘SNL’ and NYC Ties

Wilton’s high school seniors are anticipating graduation–perhaps even more so since they received their invitations to their Post Graduation Party, or PGP, scheduled for the night of graduation, Saturday, June 21.

The theme for this year’s party is “Live from New York City, It’s Graduation Night.”

The intricate invitations awaiting them at home yesterday was a suitcase packed with NYC-themed items. Organizers have made the seniors work hard over the last few weeks to guess the theme, kept top secret in the weeks ahead of the event. This year, clues were placed at mystery locations throughout Wilton and the seniors had to guess where they were and pick up numerical clues posted at each spot. At the end of the three week period, 11 clues were put into their correct order and students were asked to guess the theme. Many creative guesses came in, including one response that added all of the numbers together to equal a total that signified a secret society at Yale (not the answer) but later that day, a hand written matrix came in that helped them be able to correctly guess the theme. Once students were given a second clue, the responses came flooding in.

According to organizers, the theme will allow the students to enjoy all that New York City has to offer without ever leaving Wilton. World-renowned museums, top notch entertainment in dance and theater, dining choices to please every palate, verdant parks, sports arenas, a vast range of different architectural beauty, the list goes on.

For the graduating Class of 2014, that dream will become a reality as they enjoy “Live from New York City, it’s Graduation Night,” at the PGP.

A gift from the parents of seniors, PGP fundraising has taken place since the students were in 7th grade at Middlebrook. Through parent and student gatherings and sales of Wilton-themed items, the class has raised the money to convert Middlebrook School into a dream space for one night for the graduates to come together and celebrate their years. The alcohol- and drug-free event is run entirely by volunteer parents from the class of 2014 who have been working on the planning and execution of PGP since last year.

The public–adults only–is invited to a walk through to see a transformed Middlebrook on Saturday, June 21 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.. Visitors are asked to bring a donation for the Wilton Food Pantry which is in need of paper products and personal care items including shampoo, soap, sunscreen, toothpaste and toothbrushes.