Calling all juniors, seniors and their parents
While it is certainly the duty of parents to see that their kids are safe, graduation night has seen many a good kid make a bad decision that lasts a lifetime.
Project Graduation, an alcohol-free and drug-free lock-in party, is held to keep those kids safe on that particular night.
Parents of seniors and juniors are the volunteers who make Project Graduation happen. Seniors who volunteer at fundraisers get their names put in the "hat" for drawings of big-ticket items. The more fundraisers they help with, the more chances they have to win big, so there should be big incentive to pitch in.
This year's Project Graduation is lagging in fundraising and needs more volunteers. The next fundraiser is the garage sale. The community has stepped up to the plate to donate items for the sale, but volunteers are desperately needed when it comes time to haul all the "stuff" from two loaded storage barns, sort it and set it up for the sale and work the sale.
As the old saying goes, "Many hands make light work," and I might add, "Many hands make light work and more fun."
So, if you are the parent of a junior or a senior at Port Aransas High School, make a date with your kid or kids, and volunteer to help with the garage sale.
In my experience, I have, at times, been hesitant to volunteer for various groups because the organization seeking the help did not make clear what it was they needed. I wasn't willing or able to "sign a blank check", so I didn't make the call. Non-profit groups will get better response by being specific as to the type of help, the amount of time required, and providing the correct time and date the help is needed, and more than one contact person and contact number.
Check this week's story about the garage sale so you can make a decision about volunteering. The date of the sale was subject to change at this writing because the Community Center is not ready to accommodate it (as had been previously thought). Whenever and wherever it is held, there's probably something that parents of juniors and seniors, and the students themselves can help with. Don't think of it as work - think of it as a pre-party!