Dedicated volunteers who have been working tirelessly for many years are at it again, preparing for the 2011 Project Graduation event for Sheridan County School District 2 graduates.
Marcia Harbor, who has been on the planning committee for many years, tells us about a big need this year.
The idea is for parents of students who are currently juniors to give of their time either in setting up the event, manning the various activities, or tearing down. Then next year, when their kids are seniors, they have “pre-paid their dues” as Harbor says.
Aside from donations used to pay expenses and to keep a running balance for the following year, every dime is handed out to the graduates who attend Project Graduation.
Marcia's mom, Pam Harper, has been involved with the program since 1997, chairing the committee for a decade. She explains one rule those who attend must follow.
Donations from generous businesses insure that the attendees are well fed for the six hours they're in the Early Building, as well as each participant leaving with some kind of gift.
Games in the gymnasium, a casino in the auditorium lobby, and laser tag in the auditorium give the group plenty to do, with a hypnotist entertaining them at the end of the night. Project Graduation is open to students graduating from Sheridan High School, Fort McKenzie High School and those in Sheridan District 2 who are homeschooled.
To volunteer in some capacity for Project Graduation 2011, or to donate monetarily, visit their Facebook Page: Project Graduation 2011
Pam - 752-4142
Marcia - 752-3057
Marty Kethman - 751-4169
Mail donations to:
Project Graduation, P.O. Box 7011, Sheridan, WY 82801