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Chatham's Project Graduation 2006 is a success

By George Greger-Holt
Posted Sunday, June 25, 2006

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Pittsboro, NC - My heartfelt thanks to the 75 volunteers and 186 businesses, houses of worship and clubs and organizations that worked to make the 17th annual Project Graduation 2006 a huge success. The community collectively sent a clear message that we care about our young people and want them to be safe.

Volunteers raised $16,380 and enabled graduating seniors and their guests to have a safe, alcohol and drug free graduation celebration. A total of $11,350 in prizes, along with gift certificates and other door prizes, were given to the seniors. A total of 250 seniors attended the event, or 69% of all seniors eligible. Eighty percent of those who completed permission forms attended. Only 18% of seniors left before the grand prizes were given out at 6:00 AM. In all, 410 teenagers were off the streets that night.

Again, many thanks for your generosity and hard work.

George Greger-Holt is a Student Assistance/Safe Schools Counselor in Chatham County Schools

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