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Helmut Schmidt, Published November 27 2010

‘Snow Bash’ slated for Fargo students

“Fargo Snow Bash 2010,” a first-time event offering students in the city’s public and private high schools a safe place to enjoy New Year’s Eve, is well into the planning stages, an organizer said this week.

The event will be free and open to students in grades 9-12 from South, North, Davies, Woodrow Wilson, Shanley and Oak Grove high schools, said Fargo South School Resource Officer Chris Potter.

It will be held 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Edgewood Chalet, he said.

“Things are coming together quickly,” Potter said. “If it’s successful, I think we may turn it into a yearly event.”

Outdoor plans for the alcohol- and drug-free event include sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Talks are under way to see if sleigh rides may be possible.

A Guitar Hero tournament and board games, food and door prizes are also in the plans, Potter said.

“Really, the goal here is we want the kids in a supervised location. We want them safe,” he said.

Potter said the Parent-Teacher-Student Associations and Fargo Police Department are sponsoring the event.

Organizers are also recruiting chaperones, and looking for equipment and materials.

Donations of cash, goods and services are welcome, Potter said.

Donations can be dropped off at the South High main office with a note on the check or envelope designating them for the Fargo South PTSA Snow Bash fund.

Checks can be mailed to: Fargo South PTSA, 1840 15th Ave. S., Fargo, ND 58103, with a note on the memo line that they are for Snow Bash.

Potter said the event wasn’t opened to all metro high schools this time because organizers are unsure what the response will be and want to keep it to a manageable size.


Readers can reach Forum reporter Helmut Schmidt at (701) 241-5583