The Pahranagat Valley High School (PVHS) senior class hosted a beautiful Valentine’s Day dinner for local residents, Feb. 16. One hundred sixty-seven people dined in, and 171 people ordered takeout. This has been a very successful fundraiser for each senior class for the past 11 years. Half of the money raised is used for food and putting the event together. The other half of the proceeds go towards activities for the students’ senior year and cruise.
All 22 PVHS seniors helped make the dinner possible. Each student was in charge of selling tickets for the dinner. Tickets were $15 a person with a choice of prime rib or chicken, served with vegetables, potatoes, salad and dessert. The prime rib was a favorite this year.
Babysitting for the night was provided by the junior class while the senior class hosted and served the residents for the evening. There was live entertainment provided by different high school and middle school students, organized by senior Morgan Harris. Emily Hansen and Kate Hatch played the piano. Kaitlin Higbee and Kaylee Pearce sang. Then Kaitlyn Higbee and Morgan Harris sang a duet with Higbee accompanying with her guitar.
Hannah Castleton, 17, of Alamo, and senior class president, explained, “A lot of preplanning went into this event. We first started planning back in December. We had a lot of parents help out. Rachel Hosier, James and Paula Brede, Katrina Hansen, Pete and Mary Castleton and Katie Harris were all a huge help in the kitchen, as well as Mike Sparrow, our senior class advisor. My favorite part was decorating and being a waitress. I love decorating, and I have always wanted to try and be a waitress. I would like to thank everyone who came and bought a plate. This helps the senior class pay for most of our senior cruise. It helps us out a lot, and we appreciate it.”
Isbiel “Izzy” Riera, 17, of Alamo added, “My favorite part was seeing everyone celebrate and come together and eat. I enjoyed seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces and seeing them enjoy the food and entertainment.”
Brendan Stewart, 18, of Alamo said, “My favorite part was just socializing with all of the people. I like that. I’ve never really served anyone before, so that was a different experience.”
Jessica Basopoli, 17, of Rachel elaborated, “My favorite part was that the whole community participated in this event. I enjoyed decorating and setting up for it, and I think the biggest challenge I had was making sure I didn’t spill anything and that each table got what they needed.”
Mike Sparrow, the senior class advisor, added, “I appreciate the community supporting the senior class and the parents that helped us with the dinner.”