Project Graduation holds chicken dinner fundraiser

Project Graduation is selling chicken dinners for $15 until Feb. 18 to raise money for this year’s JHS Graduation Bash for 2022 graduates. 

Purchasers can pick up their dinners or dine-in at Masonic Jupiter Light Lodge on Feb. 27 from 12 to 5 p.m.

“Dinner this year we will be having half of a barbecue chicken, potato salad and beans supplied from one of the big supporters of Project Graduation Sysco foods. Project Graduation is also supported by Publix, who will be supplying the desserts for the dinner,” Max Groceman, past president of Jupiter Light Lodge, said.

Project Graduation is a free event that was started 30 years ago when three JHS students lost their lives in an alcohol-related accident on the night of their graduation.  

“The idea behind Project Graduation is that it’s a drug [free], alcohol [free], tobacco-free night set up for [graduates] on the night of graduation to provide a cool place for the [graduates] to go and party but it is not something that’s dangerous for them,” Amber Saunders, assistant principal who liaison for project graduation, said.

 Project Graduation 2022 is going to be on May 20, and the location is yet to be determined.

“Project Graduation is made possible every year by parents and staff who volunteer to coordinate and make the event awesome,” Michelle Borenstein, coordinator of Project Graduation, said.

Saunders and Borenstein will sign students’ community service sheets for the time spent selling chicken dinners.

“Students will be given volunteer hours based on the honor system. If they walk [around] the neighborhood or sell outside Publix or church, all they have to do is let us know,” Borenstein said. 

If you would like to donate items or money to Project Graduation, click the link below and complete the google form.