The Richmond Register

January 29, 2014

Dinner/dance/auction for MCHS Project Graduation

By Rose Miller
Columnist

RICHMOND —

Madison County seniors are very aware that the end of the 2013-14 school year is drawing closer as each day passes.

Everyone knows the excitement and celebration generally associated with graduation. Since the school year started, parents and Brenda Thompson, one of the fine guidance counselors at MCHS, have been planning an entertaining, exuberant lock-in, more commonly known as ‘Project Graduation’ for the senior class.

Now, I would like to inform first-time parents, friends and citizens of the cost associated with such an enormous, safe alternative to the impromptu post-graduation gathering that can end tragically.

Project Graduation provides excited, newly-graduated seniors with food and entertaining games in which they may win some really nice prizes. Years ago, my son won a large, new television at a Project Graduation.

Many parent volunteers already have been involved in several fundraisers. However, this fourth annual Project Graduation Dinner/Dance and Silent Auction at the Arlington Mule Barn, Saturday, Feb. 8, is our biggest and best campaign of the year.

Cost for this “smart, casual-attire event is $45 per ticket or two tickets for $80. A savvy, pleasant dinner will be served, beginning at 7 p.m., with a fun-packed evening ending at 11 p.m.  

You will be served O’Charley’s Louisiana steak, Cajun pasta, red skin mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole and dinner rolls.

DJ Michael Bryant will provide non-stop, assorted music for dancing. So, don’t forget to wear your favorite dancing shoes. There will be a cash bar and free, homemade desserts.

Many, many new and original items have been gifted or especially purchased for a silent auction. If you discover some things you need or would enjoy, write a silent bid and wait to see if you win your choices at prices you are willing to pay.

This is an exceptional choice for a special evening of fine dining and dancing, plus shopping with ease for some great items or originals.

Call your honey and give them the good news about this evening out, with all the glamour of big city dinning right here in Richmond.

Think of trading your money for such a savvy evening, and perhaps, saving some young person from drinking and behaving in an unsafe manner.

The Richmond Church of Christ, 1500 Lancaster Road, invites the public to view a debate between Ken Ham and Bill Ney taking place at The Creation Museum, Saturday, Feb. 4. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the debate will begin at 7. The topic is: “Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?”

Since the Creation Museum’s 900-seat hall sold out within minutes, the church decided to stream the debate live.

The beautiful new church building is about three miles from the intersection of the Eastern Bypass and Lancaster Road, near the Eastern Kentucky University campus.

For more details, call 623-8535.

The old saying for this week is: “A bump on the tongue means you told a lie.”

Call me with your specials days and community and church news at 527-0411, or e-mail me at karenquinn@roadrunner.com.

Until next week, may God bless you and yours.