SIGN UP NOW: Being safe during prom explored at session for students, parents

Juniors and seniors at Lower Naugatuck Valley high schools, including Shelton High, and their parents are invited to the annual Prom Safety Awareness Night on Tuesday, April 7 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby.

“Underage drinking and distracted driving increases during prom season and the most powerful tool against these risk factors is parents,” said Cathleen Kellett of Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach and Valley Parish Nurse Program.

The free event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. will feature a panel of emergency medical technicians, police officers, a physician from Griffin Hospital’s Emergency Department, and a local teen drunk driving survivor.

The panel will discuss various aspects of their job in relation to teen drunk and distracted driving in the Valley. There will also be a question-and-answer session.

Refreshments and gift cards

Griffin Hospital will provide refreshments. Participating students will receive free gift cards for Dunkin’ Donuts and be entered into a grand prize drawing for prom ticket bids.

Seating is limited so RSVP by March 28 to Dee at 203-924-7614 or Provide your name, phone number, town and number of guests.

The event is sponsored by the Valley Community Foundation, Shelton Youth Service Bureau, Ansonia Youth Service Bureau, Valley Parish Nurse Program, and Griffin Hospital.