• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun News Editor

Making other parents aware of Project Graduation

Two moms involved with fundraising efforts to support Project Graduation want other parents, who have seniors graduating from Woodford County High School, to know why it’s important for their sons and daughters to spend graduation night (Saturday, May 26) at Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center. In addition to providing a safe and sober graduation night for the WCHS seniors, Cathy Rose said Project Graduation organizers are working to ensure 2018 grads will also have a lot of fun. Graduating seniors will have many opportunities to win a variety of prizes throughout a night filled with activities and games, said Rose and Crystal Collins, co-chairs of the Project Graduation fundraising committee. Besides swimming, volleyball and basketball games, they said an area is being set aside for graduating seniors to play music or read poetry, if they’d like. Most importantly, Collins and Rose said they want other WCHS parents to know that Project Graduation is important because it provides graduating seniors with a safe place to have their last hurrah. Organizers are determined to make this “a night to remember” with help from others in the community. “We’ve gotten good support,” said Collins, “but we definitely need more. “Jack Kain Ford has been a huge source of support for us.” Project Graduation parent volunteers are currently selling $20 raffle tickets for a chance to win a 2018 Ford Focus, which is being provided by Jack Kain Ford. Other raffle prizes (valued at $500 or more) include an iPhone X, a night at the Kentucky Castle and a Webber grill. Anyone wishing to purchase a raffle ticket can access paypal.me/wchspg18 or visit projectgradwchs.wixsite.com/wchs-project-grad on the web. Also, WCHS will host a Drive 4 UR School on Friday, April 20 (April 27 rain date), where drivers can test drive a new Ford from Jack Kain Ford. Every test drive will generate donations for Project Graduation. Dollars generated from Drive 4 UR School, the raffle as well as cash donations, will go toward prizes for students at Project Graduation, which organizers hope will result in more graduating seniors spending their graduation night at Falling Springs. “No one will go out (of Project Graduation) empty handed,” said Rose. And every graduating senior who spends the entire night at Falling Springs will receive $100, which Collins described as an incentive “to keep them safe” on graduation night. “We want everyone there,” added Rose.

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