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31st Annual Purple Party is February 2

Posted January 29, 2013 in Community Blogs, Johnston

On Saturday, Feb. 2, the halls of Johnston High School will be transformed into a winter wonderland carnival. An afternoon and evening of games, fantastic raffle prizes, and yummy food awaits Johnston residents of all ages.

This annual winter carnival – better known as the Purple Party – will celebrate 31 years of helping the Johnston Community School District PTOs fund programming and purchases for the district’s eight schools. The event is held at the Johnston High School (6501 NW 62nd Ave) from 3:30-7:30 p.m.

One of the Purple Party’s biggest draws is the wide array of raffle prizes up for grabs. Raffle tickets are $1 each, and can be purchased at the Purple Party.

Here are just some of the packages up for grabs this year:

— Justin Bieber Concert Tickets – 4 Seats, Section 103, Row J ($388 value). July 7, 2013 Wells Fargo Arena
— American Girl Gift Certificate ($200 value) – Sponsored by CTI Ready Mix
— Jordan Creek Mall Shopping Spree ($250 value) – Sponsored by John Deere Financial
— Johnston Ultimate Fan Sports Package – Family Athletic Pass ($500 value) – Free Admission to ALL Regular Season Home Sporting Events!    Sponsored by Johnston Athletics
— Valley West Mall Shopping Spree ($250 value) – Sponsored by John Deere Financial
— Hy-Vee Shopping Spree ($300 value) – Sponsored by Johnston Hy-Vee
— Gift Cards Galore – $25 to Each of the Following Locations ($200 value) Buffalo Wild Wings, El Mariachi’s, Kum and Go, Pagliai’s, Orange Leaf, Starbucks, and Village Inn. Sponsored by Drs. Langwith, Hull, and Roush and Bilbrey Insurance Services, Inc.
— SuperTarget Shopping Spree ($200 value) – Sponsored by Purple Party

If raffles aren’t your thing, head over to play some bingo or join the cake walk – both have great prizes for kids and adults alike!

Kids can burn off some energy jumping on the many inflatables or playing games such as Swamp Chomp, Candyland, and Toilet Toss. And when they get hungry, head to the food court for a variety of choices such as Famous Dave’s barbeque, CiCi’s Pizza, Pagliai’s spaghetti and garlic bread, Bandit Burrito nachos and burritos, Culver’s frozen custard and chili, and Perkin’s cookies, brownies, and coffee. The “world-famous” cotton candy will also be available for all those with a sweet tooth!

The Purple Party is a great opportunity to support all Johnston schools. Plus, it’s a fun afternoon and evening that the whole family can enjoy. For more information on the Purple Party, connect with them on Facebook.

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