Well, it looked like it might be a lot of fun to have this contraption at a Post Prom Party with a Midway theme — swing a big mallet, hit the lever, and try to ring the bell... except for a few minor details; it's too big to fit inside Summit Manor and too noisy to have outside from midnight to 4:00 in the morning.
So, the HHS PTSA Post Prom Committee rented a high striker and set it up in the front circle at HHS during enrichment hour on Friday, May 13, 2005. About 50 students tested their strength & skill, enjoyed their lunches outdoors, and learned more about the Post Prom Party. Click the picture for a closer view.
One advantage of placing something so large in front of a high school and adorning it with "used car flags" is that it tends to attract a lot of attention. Every student who rides a bus to the high school or the middle school was driven right past it, and students who may not have seen the notices that were posted certainly "heard" about it once the activity started. And, a nice article was published in the local paper a few days later.
The high striker was supposed to also be available for a few hours after school, except that a spring broke 5 minutes before the end of enrichment — the optimists out there will notice that we were pretty lucky that it didn't break during the first 5 minutes... especially on Friday the 13th!