On June 1, more than 120 North Middlesex Regional High School 2018 graduates celebrated their accomplishments at Project Graduation, an all-night drug-free and alcohol-free party held in the new high school.

The new facility provided a beautiful backdrop for the decorations, activities, and entertainment. From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., there were a variety of shows, activities, and games available, as well as an ever-changing all-you-can-eat buffet. Students even had the opportunity to win amazing raffle prizes.

The committee would like to thank the local community members and businesses that donated food, drinks, raffle prizes and other supplies that made this event a success. Project Graduation has been held at NMRHS since 2004, providing a safe graduation night alternative to party-hopping for graduating seniors.

Admission for this event is free, thanks to individual and company donations, year-long fundraising, and local grants. The committee offers its sincere thanks for the grants awarded by the Ashby and Townsend Local Cultural Councils, the Amanda Dwight Entertainment Fund, and the Middlesex District Attorney's office.

This fully-chaperoned event could not have happened without year-long planning by the committee and more than 75 volunteers the day and night of the event. The Project Graduation Committee would like to thank every volunteer, business, community member, and organization who helped make this night a success.


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We are already hard at work planning and fundraising for graduation 2019. Please join us for a Comedy Night Fundraiser to be held at VFW Post 3291, 55 Leighton St., Pepperell, on Nov. 10, from 6-11 pm. The 90-minute show starts at 7:00 pm, with a social hour before and after the show. There will be raffles and door prizes.

Tickets are $20 per person; contact Kris Bouchard at 508 736-5116 or PGNMRSD@yahoo.com.

We are also participating in Hannaford of Townsend's "Good Karma" program. Through the end of September, purchase reusable "Good Karma" bags for $2.50 each from Hannaford's Townsend location. For each bag purchased, $1.00 will be donated to NMRHS Project Graduation. Thank you for your support!