Grand Futures offers alternative 4/20 event

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host "Too Fly to Get High" on Thursday at Ghost Ranch.

— Routt County high school students are invited to Too Fly to Get High, a fun alternative event for April 20, a day known for high marijuana consumption.

The event, sponsored by Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Ghost Ranch, 56 Seventh St. in Steamboat Springs.

The free event is open to high school students and will have poker, trivia, food, a photo booth, salsa dancing lessons, a fire dancing show, a palm reader and other activities.

There will also be a DJ playing music, door prizes and a raffle.

More than $7,000 has been donated in raffle prizes, food and other items, according to Grand Futures Routt County program director Lexi Miller.

Among the raffle prizes is a standup paddleboard from Hala Gear.

“There’s been a lot of community support,” Miller said.

Like the high school's event, After Prom, Too Fly to Get High provides a safe and fun alternative on a day when teens might otherwise consider risky behaviors like drinking or using marijuana.

Though recreational marijuana use is now legal for adults in Colorado, marijuana remains illegal for people younger than 21.

The morning after Too Fly to Get High, Grand Futures will hand out breakfast burritos from Taco Cabo to 50 Steamboat Springs students who come in with a coupon from attending Too Fly to Get High.

To earn tickets for door prizes, students must arrive at the event early to receive them at the door. Additional tickets will be awarded for participating in the various activities and games.

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(Scott Wedel) Scott_Wedel says...

... held from 4 to 9 p.m. To earn tickets for door prizes, students must arrive at the event early to receive them at the door.

So no chance of anything for the kids that are doing something such as sports or music. Great message people. Have $6,000 in prizes for those otherwise doing nothing and disqualify those kids in ongoing activities that can't make the start of the event.

So the kids playing lacrosse, soccer, tennis or track are eligible for nothing and those teams get none of the $6,000 raised for a drug free evening. And the high school band is performing 7 pm at Strings with the musical group Beauty Slap.

Posted 19 April 2017, 5:44 p.m. Suggest removal

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