Since they're heading to Boston's Harvard University for a mock trial workshop, the Woodrow Wilson High School Mock Trial Team is offering "its impeccable babysitting services," according to the flier, as a fundraiser this Friday night, so that neighborhood parents can attend the Lakewood Candlelight Home Tour and Love Boat Party, Casino and Auction.
It's a full seven hours, 5 p.m.-midnight, for $45 ($25 for the second child in a family and $20 for the third). Parents can drop off their kids (who must be at least 3 and do not require diaper-changing duties) at Northridge Presbyterian Church. Dinner will be provided, and the mock trial team invites parents to bring jammies, pillows and blankets, "in case eyelids get heavy".
Plenty of mock trial team members' parents will also be on hand to help with the babysitting. Also, if you're not attending the home tour festivities Friday but still want to take advantage of the babysitting services, that's fine. Just fill out the form and make your reservation because only the first 50 reservations will be accepted. As of this morning, spots are still open.
For anyone who hasn't yet purchased their Lakewood Home Tour tickets, they're still available, too. The candlelight tour on Friday night is $20, and tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $15. If you want to attend the Lakewood Love Boat preview party, too, tickets are $100 and act as a pass for the entire weekend's festivities. Lakewood Early Childhood PTA hosts the events, and all proceeds benefit Lakewood Elementary, J.L. Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School.