Ignacio students to dance the night away after prom

Photo Credit: Ace Stryker | The Southern Ute Drum

SUCAP Youth Services will host its 9th After Prom Party on April 26 for all Ignacio High School students


As prom approaches, Ignacio’s youth are deciding which after-prom ritual they’ll partake in this year; a house party, the bonfire at Navajo Lake, a hotel party, or SUCAP’s After Prom Dance Club at Downtown Ignacio. For the past nine years, most of the youth have chosen SUCAP’s After Prom, and an evening (or morning) of fun activities, in a safe environment.

The Ignacio High School Prom will be hosted at their local Southern Ute Cultural Center. This year, the after party will begin at 8 p.m. with Dinner from Serious Texas BBQ and a movie at 515 Goddard Avenue. At 11 p.m., doors will open to the Dance Club, featuring Big O Productions (Oscar Cosio); along with an on-going beverage bar, sponsored by Durango Joe’s. Movies will be running all night as well for those wanting to wind down the night.

The After Prom Party welcomes ALL Ignacio High School students who attend Prom, or not. Ignacio High freshman and sophomores, and Prom guests from other schools must have a completed SUCAP After Prom waiver to enter (if under 18). Waivers may be obtained at SunUte or the IHS Front Office. juniors and seniors do not need waivers. The event is free of charge and is a substance-free event. The party will be open from 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, and conclude by 4 a.m. Transportation home is provided to any student living within 10 miles of SunUte, from 1:30-4 a.m.

Adult volunteers from the community and donated desserts are needed to get this party going. The party has already gained support from SunUte, Pine River Rotary, SUIT Higher Education, Durango Joe’s and the Ignacio Community Library.

If you’re interested in contributing to Ignacio’s After Prom Party, contact Jenn Bartlett at 970-317-0918 or


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