Friday, September 27, 2013

RSU 14 Project Graduation 2014 - By Mac Richardson

Project Graduation is an all volunteer effort to provide our graduating seniors with a fun, safe and chemical free experience for graduation night. The Class of 2014 has voted, as many have in the past, to go white water rafting as their central activity. It is expected that most of the 200 plus seniors in this class will board chartered busses about one hour after the close of graduation ceremonies for the ride up to the Forks and Adventure Bound Whitewater. 

Once at the Forks, the graduates will enjoy dinner, volleyball, horseshoes, Frisbee and a campfire. The following day they will be served breakfast before heading down the Kennebec River on guided white water rafts, and a barbeque lunch before returning. 

Because the cost including transportation, meals and the rafting is approximately $200 per student and no school district funds are involved, the Project Graduation committee is tasked with raising nearly $40,000.00. In addition to the recently completed golf tournament which raised nearly $4,000, the committee is sponsoring 50/50 raffles at home football games, running concessions at recreation league soccer games, selling tickets for a $500 prize raffle, holding a yard sale on October 12th, hosting a pie table at the athletic boosters craft fair, and doing “Dancing with the Staff” again this winter. Two new events are in the planning stages: Lunch with Santa and a round the clock Rock-a-Thon. And we love to accept your returnable bottles at Patman’s on route 115.

The committee can always use more help and we encourage all senior parents and anyone else who might be willing to help make this a great send off for our seniors to come and join in the fun. The next meeting will be held at the high school at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 9. We need parent/guardian and student help with our fundraising activities..."many hands make light work".

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