Fundraising efforts for Project Graduation are in full swing as Stephenville High School seniors enjoy their final year of high school.
There have already been several fundraisers hosted by event coordinators and the senior class - and more are on the horizon.
On Saturday seniors will deliver orders as they carhop at both Sonic locations in Stephenville. Tips that are made are donated to the Project Graduation fund.
There will also be a Crop, Shop and Swap this Saturday. The event brings crafters and scrap-bookers together to share skills and ideas and have a good time working on their project with others. Registration is $30 and includes workspace and two meals. For more information, contact Kim Mitchell at 592-2632.
Christi James, Mindy Wooley and Jackie Melvin are co-chairing this year's Project Graduation and have been working hard since June.
The trio have organized fundraising events from football program and garage sales to raffles in order to raise the projected $45,000.
About $15,000 has been raised so far which means there is still $30,000 to be raised by the May 28 graduation.
Project Graduation gives seniors an opportunity to have a safe celebration after the commencement ceremony. There are many activities from a hypnotist to a mechanical bull to a casino planned for the event to be held at the high school.
"There is never a dull moment at Project Graduation, there is always something to do," James said.
Every graduate who attends will walk away with prizes they can use after high school.
"There will be iPods and iPads, mini-refrigerators, laptops, flat screen TVs, just everything!" James said.
Project Graduation is an alcohol and drug free event. Every senior who attends signs a pledge committing to not use drugs or alcohol before or during the event.
Project Graduation coordinators and the senior class will continue their fundraising efforts into the spring with a golf tournament, donkey basketball and a Cinderfella pagent.
If any individual or business would like to make a monetary donation, checks made out to Project Graduation are accepted by mail at First Financial Bank to the attention of event organizer Mindy Wooley. Donations of gift and prize items are also accepted.