Students of Virgin Valley High School are ready to show off their skills as they host a “Spring Fling.” The community is invited to enjoy a delicious student-prepared dinner and an evening of top-notch student entertainment on Tuesday, March 21, 6-9 p.m. at VVHS, 820 Valley View Drive, Mesquite. Tickets for the event are $25 for two guests, $15 for one guest.

This event is the first of its kind at VVHS, held both to support student achievement and to help provide scholarships for deserving individuals looking toward post-high school education.

Students are enthusiastically preparing for their action-packed evening. The young people in the school’s new culinary arts class are putting together a delectable buffet dinner. Under the direction of Instructor Chef Chris Noone, they have been learning the fine points of food preparation and service. “Spring Fling” will be their largest catering assignment to date.

After enjoying a great meal, guests will be treated to musical entertainment performed by the VVHS choir and jazz band. Everybody will be on the dance floor as the VVHS dance band picks up the beat. The drama department is sure to add levity to the evening with a theatrical vignette. Guests will be invited to purchase raffle tickets for chances to win beautiful items crafted by the woodworking class, artwork by students in the visual arts program and several fancy gift baskets. Surprise door prizes will go to some lucky guests!

Students are handling all the tasks in putting together “Spring Fling.” Tickets and posters are being printed by the marketing class members and they are also responsible for ticket sales. The VVHS cheer squad is in charge of transforming the student center with a springtime theme while athletes will pitch in with set up/take down of tables and chairs. Other students will act as hosts for the evening, welcoming guests and making sure every guest feels at home in the festive VVHS setting.

This evening is sure to be a hit, and tickets are expected to go fast. If you haven’t been already contacted by a student, tickets may also be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office at the Bank of Nevada building, Final Details at 450 W. Mesquite Blvd, Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery at 15 W. Mesquite Blvd, or call Maury Putnam at VVHS, 702-346-2780 for information.

“Spring Fling“ student showcase is organized with encouragement from the Mesquite Community Education Foundation (MCEF), a nonprofit group that is being established to provide financial support for VVHS graduates, advocate for excellence in our local schools, and help promote communication between the public schools the community. To learn more about MCEF, please contact Darlene Nelson at 702-346-6306.