Project Graduation 2018, a 501c3 non-profit, is in full swing raising funds for the Lumberton High School graduation night festivities.
Due to Harvey, some businesses and individuals are not able to donate this year so the organization is hoping some of the upcoming fundraising events will bring in more funds. According to Leigh Peaster, the Project Graduation 2018 President, they typically have around $70,000 to spend on renting the Main Event facility, food for the attendees, charter buses, goody bags and prizes including cash for the students who participate in the event. “We still have a long way to go,” says Peaster. So far, they have raised $34,637.
Butch Holmes is heading up the next fundraising event, the clay shoot at the One in One Hundred Gun Club, on Saturday, March 24. He said there are sponsorship opportunities in addition to registering as teams of four to participate in the clay shoot. The event begins at 9 a.m., breakfast and lunch are provided, and trophies are given to first through third place.
March 19 was the deadline to register for teams. “Hopefully we’ll have a good turnout, “said Holmes.
The details for the clay shoot:
Raider Sponsor - $2500 Includes (2) 4 Man Teams, 2 Golf Carts, 3 Stationed Sponsor Signs
Blue Sponsor - $1500 includes (1) 4 Man Team, 1 Golf Cart, 2 Stationed Sponsor Signs
Red Sponsor - $1000 includes (1) 4 Man Team, 1 Golf Cart, 1 Stationed Sponsor Sign
$100 Name on T-shirt
$100 Coffee Sponsor
$200 Station Sponsor
$300 Breakfast Sponsor
$400 Door Prize Sponsor
$500 4 Man Team Sponsor
$500 Beverage Sponsor
$500 Trophy Sponsor
$1000 Lunch Sponsor
Registration Starts at 7:00 AM
$500 per four person team
All shooters can bring 4 Wheelers, Golf Carts or Side-by-Side.
Under 18 Shooters will need parent's permission form signed.
Check and form can be mailed to:
LHS Project Graduation
P.O. Box 30127
Lumberton, TX 77657
Forms can be found on the LHS Project Graduation Facebook page under FORMS.
Peaster said there are more fundraising events coming up in April and May. On April 14, they are planning a father/daughter dance at the high school. Flyers will be going out at the schools and it is open to the community.
In May, there will be a powderpuff game and the Misfit Pageant will be on May 18.
Peaster explained graduation night is known as one of those nights that can be dangerous, as far as vehicle accidents and other incidents and she says this is their way to help with that. Their goal is to “give them [students] a night that’s fun for them,” she said.
What makes this graduating class unique is that when they began kindergarten they had Hurricane Rita, and for their senior year, they had to deal with Hurricane Harvey. Peaster says they are called the “Rock You Like a Hurricane” group.