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Grad Nite Fundraising Takes Off

Volunteer Group Plans Drive-Thru Barbecue, Basket Raffles

Dixon High School Seniors will be celebrating their graduation with a huge, safe party with the help of the community supporting upcoming fundraising including a Drive Thru BBQ and a basket raffle organized by parents and supported by local business people.

Grad Nite provides a safe environment for graduates to celebrate their high school achievements by providing an elaborately decorated gymnasium filled with games, prizes, special performances and music. Last year’s theme was Las Vegas. This year’s theme is ‘Passport to Your Future.’ T-shirts and tickets have just been released and sales benefit the overnight gala.

The drive through barbecue fundraiser was a great success last year and will take place on Thursday, February 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. The dinner will consist of Tri-tip, potatoes, coleslaw, a roll, and two cookies.

The drive through will be set up at Tractor Supply, 2000 North First Street along Highway 113. Tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance from Grad Nite Volunteers or at the front desks of , , and . They are also on sale at, 120 North First Street in downtown Dixon.

The group has also started a basket raffle that has proved successful and popular in the past. Beautifully decorated gift baskets have been on display inside First Northern Bank but will be at B’s Gallery beginning Monday. Tickets are $5 for six tickets, $10 for 12 tickets, or $20 for 24 tickets.

Businesses who have donated baskets thus far include , , DAJ Enterprises, , , , Anderson and Tremont Parent Associations, , and Fran Boone.

For more information, email Jean Kennedy at ajkjhk@wavecable.com or call (707) 678-9255.

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