Project Graduation Fundraising Underway; Concession Volunteers Sought

Project Graduation president Nick DiMeglio, right, said volunteers are needed at the concession stand and to make baked goods.

By PJ Parker.

The concession stand in Franklin High School is busy on any day it’s open during the school year, but from now until graduation day on June 25, every afternoon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be especially buzzing.

The Franklin High School 2020 graduating class will experience Project Graduation, a post-ceremony celebration at the high school, to cap off the seniors’ last year in a safe, fun and alcohol-free environment.

Project Graduation provides its own celebration for FHS teen grads beginning at 9:45 p.m. and runs through 4:30 a.m., with non-stop food, music, games, photobooths, tattoos, Tarot, and more. Breakfast will be served at 3 a.m.

Funds are raised from now through June via the FHS concession stand offerings of packaged snacks, beverages and a variety of baked goods provided by parents, teachers and volunteers. Funds are also raised through the Spring and Fall clothing drives, the next being 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Franklin Middle School – Sampson G. Smith campus.

According to Nick DiMeglio, president of both Project Graduation and the FHS PTSO, “The kids deserve a special celebration, a new tradition that’s fun, and no pressure.”

For parents, it’s the peace of mind that their kids are supervised, safe and having a great time.

“We need more baked goods and volunteers, especially brownies, which sell out fast,” DiMeglio said. “Cupcakes, cookies, and doughnuts, too. We even supply the cake mix and the frosting.”

Volunteers for the concession stand are needed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 2:45 to 4 p.m. For more information and volunteer forms, go to franklinboe.org.

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