The Maureen and Peter Dalton Fund of The Madison Foundation along with support from the Guilford Savings Bank Charitable Fund will be contributing $2500 to Madison’s Nite in Hand–a volunteer driven effort to provide graduating Daniel Hand High School seniors with a safe, fun, substance-free celebration.
This tradition, which began in 1989, allows students to experience a night of games, food, and entertainment in a themed environment that is revealed when the doors are opened at 10 PM. After two years of COVID restrictions, forcing the event to be outdoors and much smaller than previous years, the organizers are thrilled to return to a full night of fun. At the end of the event, students will leave with cherished memories, gift bags, and prizes.
In their grant application, the Nite in Hand planning committee asked for $1500 toward their fundraising efforts. The Madison Foundation’s local board of directors knew that the committee’s fundraising had been hampered by COVID and decided to increase the gift by an additional $1000 to ensure that the evening was a success.
Nite in Hand features food donated by local restaurants and parent volunteers; and entertainers including magicians, tattoo artists, and psychics. The festivities will feature bounce houses and a number of carnival games to round out the fun.
Maureen Dalton has supported Nite in Hand for several years. “I was a teacher in Madison and I know that there is still great need in town. I want all graduating seniors regardless of their ability to pay, to enjoy the evening, to make great memories, and to have fun in a safe environment.”