Electrofoam Party: Family Rented Grantwood Pavilion for Birthday Bash

Solon Recreation Director Don Holub provided more information about the massive teenage party broken up at Grantwood Golf Course last weekend.

A Solon resident rented the pavillion at Grantwood Golf Course for her son's Sweet Sixteen party, which included a DJ, a disco ball and a foam machine.

That party held last weekend was marred, however, , according to .

Don Holub, Solon's recreation director who also runs Grantwood, said that the party at the pavillion actually had no problems: They weren't serving alcohol, and no arrests were made at the party.

The problem was in the parking lot, where police caught teens drinking and smoking marijuana and some engaging in sexual activity inside cars.

"In the pavilion itself, they weren't doing anything to break the law," Holub said. "But the extra-curriculars in the parking lot were unacceptable."

Police were contacted after the night manager went out to check on the party, found the party's private security people drinking and wild activity happening in the parking lot.

Holub said that he met with Mayor Susan Drucker and Police Chief Chris Viland yesterday to discuss whether Grantwood, which rents out for multiple parties each week, needs to revise any of its policies.

Holub said the golf course has never had any issues like this before, and that he doesn't want to over-react while, at the same time, does not condone or encourage illegal behavior.

He said its important that Grantwood remain available to residents "who want to rent it the right way."

Holub said that the family that rented the pavillion had done some previously this summer and had no problems.

And, interestingly, the pavillion after this party was left in immaculate condition.

"They left the pavilion in absolutely spotless condition," he said. "Our maintenance crews said it was cleaneast they've ever seen it."

Jordan James July 26, 2012 at 03:13 PM
I don't understand how it was a private party but it also was posted on social media for people to attend for $10 each. How is that a private party?
Jay July 27, 2012 at 04:58 AM
I'd like to know why the term underage adult is used? You're either an adult, 21 & over in the US, or you're not, there's no in-between.
Mike July 27, 2012 at 04:31 PM
An adult is a person that is 18 years of age or older. Legal age for alcohol consumption is 21 years old. An underage adult would be someone at least 18 years old but not yet 21 years old.
Jay July 27, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Yes, I know. My point was the term 'underage adult' is redundant. if you're considered an adult at 18 or 19 yrs of age, you should be able to drink alcohol at 18 or 19 yrs of age. The longer the archaic law of having to be 21 yrs of age to drink alcohol remains, the longer money will be wasted on charging 'underage adults" for drinking illegally. It's a joke at best.
Mark Yax September 24, 2012 at 02:59 AM
How about having who ever rents Grantwood put up a $300 security bond if they leave a mess or break the rules (especially if the police are contacted) they are simply out 300 bucks.


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