You remember your high school graduation well, right? And the good time you had at Project Graduation?

Project Graduation is a program offered by many high schools in which organized, adult-supervised and alcohol-free activities are offered as part of a post-graduation party, in lieu of student-run events with alcohol or drugs. Events often last through the night and are held in hotels or community centers.

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Project Graduation and the chemical-free celebrations it inspired are the new tradition for graduating seniors. In Perspectives in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Project Graduation- Maine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention observed that "Project Graduation has become much more than an event that occurs on graduation night. It is a community-wide planning process that strives to create a caring, supportive environment and more open communication between youths and adults."

Many parents take part in the planning process. There are often fun games, prizes, and lots of food. And of course, this takes money to make this happen.

There are several Project Grad fundraisers happening in Southern Aroostook County this weekend.

Houlton Project Grad is hosting a garage sale at the Rollerama on Saturday, May 3rd.  If you would like donations picked up, call or text Terri Morse at 694 - 1048 to schedule.

Stop by the Hodgdon Project Graduation Yard Sale on Saturday, May 3rd from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Hodgdon High School. This gigantic Yard Sale is sponsored by Hodgdon Project Graduation. Great deals on a wide array of items. Food will also be available to purchase. For more information call 532-7197.

Help out if you can!

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