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W.A. Sr. Class Yard Sale/Auction

Posted May 07, 2013, at 5:10 p.m.

W.A. Senior Class Yard Sale

Looking for a bargain? You can find one at the Washington Academy Senior Class Mega-Yard Sale/Silent Auction from 8:00-12:00 in the Gardner Gym on Saturday, May 11th. The doors will open at 8:00 for you to enter yard-sale heaven and to view the vast array of items which will be auctioned off at 11:00. To keep your energy level up through this yard sale frenzy, a variety of homemade goodies will be available. Anyone wishing to donate items to the yard sale may drop them off at Washington Academy or call 255-8301.

Are you dreaming of summer vacation but worry about the expense? The auction may be your answer! Come bid on admissions passes to Funtown/Splashtown, Maine Indoor Karting, or The Great Maine Lumberjack Show. Perhaps you would rather stay home and get in shape with a treadmill or a set of women’s (right handed) golf clubs (and the bag they come in) or a ‘Tony Little Gazelle’ exercise machine. Maybe relaxing is a better option so pop some popcorn in a gently used microwave and enjoy a movie sitting on a new-to-you couch! We don’t have the kitchen sink but we do have an upright freezer! These are only a few of the items that will be available for bidding on Sat., May 11th to raise funds for W.A. Project Graduation activities.

The primary aims of Project Graduation activities are to increase awareness of the dangers of drinking, drugging and driving and to reduce the number of youth involved in alcohol and other drug-related highway crashes. Across the country, Project Graduation and the chemical-free celebrations it has inspired are the new tradition for graduating seniors. In Perspectives in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Project Graduation- Maine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention observed that “Project Graduation has become much more than an event that occurs on graduation night. It is a community wide planning process that strives to create a caring, supportive environment and more open communication between youths and adults.”

All school-related functions are chemical-free, but what makes Project Graduation different from other school-related functions is the attitude of the students. They have made a conscious decision to enjoy their graduation night without alcohol or other drugs and no other group, including parents and school personnel, can make that decision for students.

On behalf of the W.A. Senior Class of 2013, thank-you for your interest and support. Together, we can keep our seniors alive, help them make the right choices, and make a bright future for our community.

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