With graduation just days away, Project Graduation 2011 is wrapping up all the final details and tying up all loose ends to help Blanco’s graduates party all night without drugs or alcohol. Seniors, PG leaders, and parents worked hard to complete numerous successful fundraising events, including a golf tournament, fishing tournament, fun run, spaghetti dinner, pancake supper, as well as others.
Project Graduation 2011 and its seniors are very appreciative of community support for all of their fundraising efforts, especially in such a tough economic climate. It shows that even when times are tough, people support Blanco’s kids.
Fundraising efforts not only provided students with an opportunity to spend one last night together as a group, but it also provided for financial reward to students for their futures. Each student attending will receive a gift card, as well as a few small prizes. Students worked hours to gain admittance to the party, then were compensated for hours worked. Final numbers are not all in, but preliminary numbers indicate that Project Graduation 2011 is on point with past efforts.
Efforts are to prevent accidents involving celebrating students drinking and driving, or any other scenario that would endanger students’ lives. Fundraising beyond the cost of the party to keep kids safe is secondary to this first priority, but the expectations were exceeded.
The majority of graduates will attend the overnight party, boarding buses directly from graduation, and will be supervised throughout the night. They will be provided with pizza, candy, snacks, and drinks, as well as breakfast in the morning. This year’s party will be held at Lifetime Fitness, and students will have the run of the place, with the exception of the fitness equipment. Options for fun include rock-climbing, swimming, hot-tubbing, among other things. There will also be a movie playing towards the end of the evening.
Graduates will arrive back at the high school at approximately 5 a.m. Saturday morning.