Just yesterday, Sunday, June 11, all of Wilton’s graduating high school seniors received hand delivered invitations to this year’s Post Graduation Party (PGP). The theme, which each year is one of Wilton’s most closely guarded secrets, was revealed to be “Mission: Time Travel.”

Since Wilton High School‘s last day of senior classes one month ago, the PGP Committee has been using Instagram (#whs2017pgp) to release clues and post other nostalgic photos, bringing the Class of 2017 on a journey through their lives in Wilton. The unique PGP invitation included a hand stamped ‘Top Secret’ envelope; inside was a PGP-themed file folder containing a coded mission (as it played the Mission:  Impossible theme song).  The folder also included PGP-themed 3D glasses to help recipients decode their invite. Finally, invitees were directed to the PGP website where they found their top secret mission video message from none other than WHS principal, Dr. Robert O’Donnell 


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PGP is a beloved graduation night tradition in Wilton, and this year organizers promise it will not disappoint. “Mission: Time Travel” will be brought to life when the event begins at Middlebrook School on the evening of Saturday, June 24, following WHS graduation. Members of the Class of 2017 will converge upon Middlebrook, where the event starts at 10:30 p.m. (with no admittance after 11:30 p.m.) and ends just before dawn on Sunday at 5 a.m.. Students will get a chance to look back at their past, revisit their present and get a glimpse at their future. They will spend the night with classmates reveling in what is certain to be a night they will never forget.

The PGP is the culmination of Class Project 2017, one of the many programs under the Wilton Youth Council. Over the past five years the Class Project organizers have held 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 in a safe environment to celebrate the accomplishments of the last 13 years.

This annual Wilton tradition (of nearly 30 years) is a substance-free, fun-filled event planned and funded by the families of the seniors and supported by the whole Wilton community. Many local businesses step forward with donations of products and services, making PGP a true community celebration.

The public can get a sneak peek by attending the PGP community walk-through, scheduled for Saturday, June 24 from 1-4 p.m., at Middlebrook School. All adult members of the community are welcome to attend the walkthrough. Please note anyone under the age of 18 is not allowed. Cameras and pets are also not permitted.