Paulette Gray, member of the Community Disciples, was in studio Tuesday morning to talk to WPKY about Project Graduation.

This year will be the fourth year Community Disciples has hosted the event that provides a safe, alcohol and drug free, space for recent grads to have fun with friends and classmates. The students are able to play games all night and collect tickets with various monetary amounts on them and by the end of the night they get to take home a check. Prizes donated by area businesses and individuals are also given out during the event. Students are also given a monetary amount for staying the entire evening and not driving home, as part of Project Pick Me Up.

New this year students are going to send out letters to ten family members or family friends asking for them to support the Class of 2018 by donating $20.18 to Project Graduation. All donations, however they are donated, are tax deductible as the Community Disciples is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Paulette told listeners that there will be a meeting on Monday, February 19th, at 5PM at the Caldwell County High School cafeteria for all parents of seniors who are wanting to volunteer for Project Graduation. Information will be given out and parents and volunteers will start approaching area businesses and individuals to begin fundraising. If anyone is interested in volunteering you can contact Paulette at 270-365-3467.

Paulette then took some time to tell listeners about the Build a Bed Project the Community Disciples is doing in partnership with the Princeton Rotary Club. The project builds twin beds for children in need here in the community. The organizations have already provided beds for two area families and are prepared to provide more beds. Applications can be found at all the schools, at Joseph’s Storage Bin, the George Coon Public Library, and at the Pennyroyal Mental Health Department. Applicants stay confidential and families can go through the HOPE and COPE Centers at the schools to fill out applications as well.

If you need any more information or would like to volunteer you can contact Paulette at 270-365-2467.

You can catch the full interview with Paulette Gray below.