New Year's Eve Lock-in Fun for Glacier View Students

"A huge success!” reports Donald McElvain, Home and School leader for Glacier View School in Ronan, Mont. This first-time community fundraiser—locking the kids in on New Year's Eve and providing a full night of activities—surpassed the expectations of everyone involved. Plans are already in the works to do it again next year.

A total of 23 Glacier View School students and surrounding community church youth gathered in the Glacier View school facility. Younger ones were allowed to stay until 12:30; older ones, of course, all night. The Lock-in began at 7 p.m. It ended New Year's Day at 7 a.m. after breakfast, which was included.

Many activities were planned to keep everybody interested and busy, including Chicken Bowling, Dodge Ball in the dark, Radar, board games and movies. The favorite activity of the evening was Sumo Wrestling. The apparel for the wrestling and other supplies were donated by Youth for Christ, which benefited from the proceeds from the admission fees. "The behavior of those attending was exemplary," said McElvain.

The old year ended with a worship and devotion time. At midnight, noisy poppers. The New Year 2007 was welcomed with worship singing.

April 01, 2007 / Montana Conference