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Troup High to host event for busy parents

By Grace Braswell
Daily News

As the holiday season makes its way back to LaGrange, so do the insanely packed schedules. With that in mind, the Troup Ambassadors have initiated a “Parent’s Night Out,” allowing busy parents to have a night to mark some items off their shopping list.

Children who are potty trained up to fifth grade, are invited to the event, where they will participate in arts and crafts, watch a movie, play games and eat a provided dinner of pizza and a drink. Students from Troup High School will be babysitting for the night, along with teachers, who will be supervising the event. 

“Parent’s Night Out gives students the opportunity to help out parents in the community by providing a safe and fun place for kids to hang out while parents have a couple of hours away,” said Michelle Ashmore, teacher sponsor of the Troup Ambassadors. 

The Troup Ambassador’s program allows for high school students to have connections with elementary students across the community. 

Events such as “High Five Friday” allow for high school students to spread positivity and get kids excited about learning. 

“We want to build a healthy relationship with kids in the community,” said Grace Gipson, a member of the Troup Ambassadors. “These kids are the future of our community and world. We want to show them just how far kindness can go.”

Parent’s Night out is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. The price of the event is $30 per child. To ensure safety, I.D.’s will be checked before and after children are dropped off.