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April 13, 2018

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: High school prom costs

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Fauquier High’s 2015 prom at Alwyngton Manor featured a chocolate fountain.
$32,000

The approximate total costs for Fauquier County’s three public high schools to host junior/senor proms this month. Expenses for the formal dances include DJs, lighting, decorations, food, party favors, flowers, invitations, security and other items.

Ticket sales and fundraisers pay the bills.

Kettle Run High School’s prom will take place Saturday, April 21, at The Inn at Vint Hill and will cost about $14,000.

Liberty’s prom will take place Saturday, April 28, at Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton and will cost about $6,000.

Fauquier High’s prom will also take place April 28 at the school and will cost about $12,000.


7

Commercial car washes operate in Fauquier County:

• Bealeton — Dale’s Car Wash on Village Center Drive.

• Marshall — Leckner Ford Car Wash on Main Street.

• Remington — Remington Car Wash on James Madison Street.

• Warrenton — Circle K Car Wash on Lee Highway, Dr. Car Wash on Broadview Avenue, Warrenton Auto Wash on Shirley Avenue, White Horse Auto Wash on Lee Highway.


33

Percentage increase in the Town of Warrenton’s proposed tax rate per pack of cigarettes.

Raising the per pack tax a nickel — to 20 cents — “conservatively” would bring the total collected in fiscal 2019, which starts July 1, to $180,000.

This year the 15-cent per pack rate will yield about $160,000.


$50,000

Estimated revenue the Fauquier SPCA’s recent “Digging for Gold” rummage sale generated.

Income from the 10th annual event will be used help to operate and make improvements to nonprofit animal shelter near Casanova.

The fundraiser took place March 30 and 31 at Highland School in Warrenton. Last year, the two-day sale produced $41,000.



$30,000

Estimated wind damage to Fauquier County Public School equipment and buildings during the intense Nor’easter in early March.

Damages included fencing at Liberty and Fauquier high schools, baseball field safety netting at Kettle Run, the roof at Brumfield Elementary and the playground at Ritchie Elementary.
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darcyticket · April 19, 2018 at 4:32 pm
According to the school's Fast Facts page, the schools have 11,287 students. 11,287 divided by 14 grades (counting pre-K), doubling that to include senior and juniors, and then dividing $32,000 by that result gives me just a bit under $20 a head for prom.

32000/((11287/14)*2)

My wife and I couldn't get out of Black Bear Bistro for that price and we didn't have a DJ or security. I think that with the schools spending less than $25 a head as part of a celebration of more than a decade in the public school system is good stewardship of our taxpayer money.
Tell It Like It Is · April 17, 2018 at 6:51 am
WE ALREADY HAVE "VENUES" FOR THESE TYPE EVENTS!
WE USED THEM FOR YEARS WHEN I WENT TO HS!
WE "THE TAXPAYERS" HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR THESE "VENUES"!

WHO THOUGHT PAYING FOR OUTSIDE VENUES WAS AFFORDABLE AND WHY ARE WE NOT USING SCHOOL AREAS?

WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE DECISIONS??
BJ · April 14, 2018 at 7:49 am
$32,000 FOR PROM!!! Time to put that old school stuff out to pasture.
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