FROM STAFF REPORTS
MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School Class of 2014 is fast on its way to raising its goal of $20,000 to host a post-commencement party that provides seniors with a place to celebrate graduation night in a safe, alcohol- and drug-free environment.
The most recent fundraising event, a golf tournament at Hidden Falls Golf Course in Meadowlakes, raised about $4,000.
Proceeds will go toward an all-night lock-in at Main Event in San Antonio. Organizers handle the bus trip to and from the recreation venue.
“In years past, before Project Graduation came about, kids were holding their own parties, which usually contained alcohol and drugs,” fundraising co-coordinator Patti Mezger said. “Project Graduation provides a safe place for a lot of fun to be together one last time with no alcohol, no drugs. We want to send our seniors out into the world safely.”
Prizes awarded at the golf tournament included:
- 1st place: Leslie Stephens, Ben Bender, Bob Sims and Jim Sims
- 5th place: David Mezger, Alan Mezger, Tim Strassburg and Wayne Barton
- 10th place: Bill Birkhead, Lonnie Ball, Vic Counts and Leonard Meredith
- Closest to the pin: Macey Fox
- Longest drive: David Mezger
A Swift Kick in the Grass kickball tournament is coming up Oct. 12 to benefit the cause.
The co-ed tournament will be on two fields at the Rotary Fields behind the Marble Falls Independent School District Central Offices, 1800 Colt Circle.
Teams should consist of five male players and five female players. Each team is guaranteed two games. Spectators are welcome.
To find out more about upcoming events, Project Graduation parents and supporters meet 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce, 916 Second St.
People also can check out the group’s Facebook page by searching for “ProjectGrad2014.”
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Alan Mezger (front), David Mezger (left, back row), Tim Strassberg and Wayne Barton participated in a golf tournament benefitting Marble Falls High School Project Graduation 2014 at Hidden Falls Golf Course in Meadowlakes on Sept. 21.[/tab] [tab title=”PHOTO 4″]