‘O Christmas tree’ sales! Project grad 2017 fundraises

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‘O Christmas tree’ sales! Project grad 2017 fundraises

Zoierae Hill, Reporter

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The annual Christmas tree sale for the Class of 2017 Project Graduation, also known as Project Grad, is on the horizon.

Project Grad is a nationwide program that offers organized, adult-supervised and alcohol-free activities in the form of a class party on graduation night. Its goal is to prevent student-run parties that often feature alcohol and drugs. The program often takes the form of an overnight stay for the class at a hotel, a camping trip or the school itself.

Christmas tree sales began Sept. 21. The trees for pre-sale are Noble and Douglas firs. Wreaths are also available for sale.

Prices for trees and wreaths vary, depending on size. Noble firs are $65-$145 per tree and Douglas firs $59-$78. Wreaths cost $30-$40.

If orders are placed before Oct. 9, a 10 percent discount will be applied.

To order a tree or wreath, a form is required and can be found on Edline. Trees and wreaths can be picked up on Friday, Dec. 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Academy.

Trees and wreaths must be picked up by 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.