By Dawn Kociubes and Kerry Rackey
On the night of Bedford High School Graduation, June 6th, 2019, the All Night Graduation Committee welcomed 159 Bedford graduating seniors to the 32nd annual All Night Graduation Party. This long-standing Bedford tradition offers a safe and substance-free event on the night of graduation. The seniors arrive at 10:30 pm and stay in a completely transformed Bedford High School until 5:30 am. They are thoroughly entertained throughout the evening with a variety of food and a constant stream of fun activities. The activities, entertainment options, and performers are some of the best-kept secrets in Bedford, allowing each and every graduating class to experience it anew.
Planning and preparation for this event starts at the beginning of the school year by the 21-member All Night Graduation Committee. The Bedford Public Schools including the Art Department, Business Office, Food Services, Guidance, and METCO Departments, Music and Theater Departments, Student Office at BHS, Technology Office and Superintendent’s Office continue to be strong supporters of the event. The Bedford Fire and Police Departments work hard to keep everyone safe- students and adults alike. With the help of several dozen parent and community volunteers, as well as the generous donations of many community organizations, area businesses, and Bedford parents, we make this event a reality.
We ask that you please take a moment to view our “All Night Graduation Thank You Program”: https://bit.ly/2019ANGthanks This program lists each and every volunteer, donor, and sponsor. Without their continued and generous support of this event, All Night Graduation would not be the vibrant and sought-after event that it is. Over 80% of the graduating class attends the event, including seniors from Hanscom Air Force Base and the METCO program. The feedback from the attending seniors is overwhelmingly positive, with most saying that All Night Graduation is one of the most fun and memorable events during their years at Bedford High School. Thanks to the financial donations of many, scholarships are given to any senior requiring assistance.
Please join us in supporting these generous community All Night Grad sponsors: Altitude Trampoline Park, The Bancroft, Bedford Athletic Association, Bedford Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball, Bedford Car Wash, Bedford Dental Associates- Dr. Michael S. Garber DMD, Bedford Farms Ice Cream, Bedford Firefighters Local 2310, Bedford Funeral Home, Inc., Bedford High School Parents Association, Bedford Jewish Community, Bedford Organic Nail and Spa, Bedford Pediatrics, Bedford Periodontal and Dental Implant Care, Bedford Police Officers Association, Bedford Public Schools, Bedford Youth & Family Services, Blaze Pizza, Blue Cape Cookies, Blue Fuji, Boston Duck Tours, Boston Red Sox, Buffalo Wild Wings, Callahan’s Karate Studio, CE Floyd Co. Inc., Chateau Restaurant, Cheesecake Factory, Chip-In Farm, Coppe & Sears Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Costco, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Edible Arrangements, Express Pizza/Bedford Cupcakes, ExtremeCraze, First Parish in Bedford, Five Guys, Flatbread Company, Fujifilm Recording Media, USA Inc., Ginger Japanese Restaurant, Hanscom Federal Credit Union, Hanscom Spouses Club, iRobot, Ken’s NY Deli & Brick Oven Pizzeria, Kimball Farm Ice Cream, Kings Burlington, Leary Auto Repair, Lowell Summer Music Series, Marshalls, Moison Ace Hardware, New England Aquarium, O’Connor Hardware, Parish of St. Michael, Patriot Pediatrics, Paul Mammola Salon, Pawtucket Red Sox, PJM Construction LLC, Red Heat Tavern, Salon Reyna, Short Stop Café, Stella & Dot, Stop & Shop, Suzanne & Company, Swan Boats, The Orange Chair, TJ Maxx, TL Nail Spa, Town of Bedford, Vera Bradley, Wachusett Mountain, Wahlburgers, Wegmans, Whole Foods Market
And thank you to the entire Bedford community for their continued support of the All Night Graduation Party!
The courtesy images in the gallery below are (c) 2019 – Click each to see a larger version
If you would like to learn more or contribute to future All Night Graduation events, please email Dawn and Kerry at BedfordANG@gmail.com.