Tolland Project Graduation

by Lisa Klukas

Tolland Project Graduation is currently planning its 28th annual Project Graduation celebration at Star Hill in Tolland on graduation night.

Dear Friends of Tolland Project Graduation,

Tolland Project Graduation, Inc., is a group of community-based volunteers who work year-round to raise funds in order to host a graduation party for Tolland High School’s graduating seniors. Our mission is to provide graduates with a safe all-night party featuring food, music, activities, entertainment, and prizes. In recent years, attendance has been between 90% and 95%. We hope to repeat that success at this year’s party.

At this time of year, we are asking for donations to acknowledge the academic achievement of the graduates of the THS class of 2016 and to help keep them safe on their graduation night. Tolland Project Graduation, Inc., is a federally registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your donation is tax deductible. Donations in any amount are accepted and appreciated, and 100% of donations go to funding an all-night, drug- and alcohol-free party open to all graduating seniors.

Tolland Project Graduation is currently planning its 28th annual Project Graduation celebration at Star Hill in Tolland on graduation night. Our Steering Committee and at-large members provide more than 6,000 volunteer hours throughout each year, staffing concessions booths at UConn football and holding quarterly can and bottle drives. But we also rely on the generous support of individuals and community-based businesses to help ensure our mission’s success. Between the facility rental, insurance, and the all-night party activities (which are FREE for all the graduates), we need to raise approximately $35,000 annually.

Please help support this worthwhile event by making a generous cash contribution. Every contribution makes a direct, positive impact on the graduates and generates enthusiasm for the event.

Your support will help us continue to provide this very important community service. Donations can be made through www.PayPal.com toTollandProjectGrad@gmail.com or can be mailed to Tolland Project Graduation, P.O. Box 366, Tolland, CT 06084. Please feel free to call Dan Carmody (860-874-5597 ) or Mark Devaney (860-490-1598) with any questions or suggestions.

Thank you for your anticipated support for our mission: Keeping our graduates safe since 1987.

From the Tolland Project Graduation Steering Committee:

Russ and Kathy Angers • Bob and Lisa Bowden • Dan and Laurel Carmody • Dana and PJ Clark Wendy Clark • Jackie Culver • Mark and Laurie Devaney • Tina Erickson •

Robin Florence Alison Haigis • Bob and Sharon Hiller • Abigail Jeffries • Lisa Klukas Jen Lechman
Rick Shanks • Kathryn Stackpole Al Swanson

Written by:

Lisa Klukas