Palm Beach Central High School graduates spent graduation night at Project Graduation held at Wellington Village Park from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
This all-night event on May 17 provided a safe, alcohol-and-drug-free environment for seniors to celebrate their graduation with their classmates.
Parents spent all year raising money, getting donations and planning the event.
“The Project Graduation Committee raised more than $25,000 for this event and received donations of food and prizes valued at more than $10,000,” Event Chair Danielle Williams said. “Parent and teacher volunteers worked all night to make sure the seniors had a great time.”
The seniors spent the night playing games, competing on inflatable obstacle courses, winning prizes, dressing up in a photo booth and eating food from more than 10 different restaurants. The night ended with a hypnotist show that mesmerized 15 seniors and entertained the rest.
“This event could not have happened without the support of the parents, school administration and staff, and the business community,” Sponsorship Chair Stacy Lane said. “The committee wants to thank the more than 150 businesses that helped with donations both of funds and goods.”
Gold Level sponsors included the FTI Great Charity Challenge, Palm Beach Central High School, FYE, the Gabany family, PD Painting and Schumacher Automotive Group.
Silver Level sponsors included Anzer Animal Hospital, Auction Ladies, Cemex, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Integrity Dental, K’Ebrique Photography, Noire The Nail Bar, Oil Change Services, Pyra Promotions, SNS Pavers, Southworth Fuel Solutions, Thompson Gas, the Torres family, the Village of Wellington, the Mall at Wellington Green and the Whitworth family.
With the help of the sponsors, the committee was able to give the seniors a night to celebrate their success with their classmates.
“Project Graduation is a true labor of love by the parents whose simple mission is to keep our graduates safe. We were very grateful to have wonderful parents help us in creating a safe environment for our graduates to celebrate their success,” Williams said.