Toll booth benefits Oceanside Project Graduation
Thomaston — Oceanside seniors, parents and volunteers lined the sides of Main Street in Thomaston in front of the library for a fundraiser April 27.
The class of 2013 is raising money for Project Graduation, and have held a variety of events.
This one, aptly labeled a toll booth, sought spare change donations from drivers heading through the stretch of approximately four blocks.
Big empty bait barrels with signs plastered all over them were placed in the center of the road, while students held other signs and collected money from the generous drivers.
Coins and bills of all sizes were later counted — including several $5s, $10s and $20s. One generous donor slipped a $50 in the bucket and drove off without saying a word.
Project Graduation seeks to keep the seniors safe as they celebrate the completion of their high school years. This year's senior class is planning a whitewater rafting trip, along with a special celebration to be held at the Rockland Elks Lodge.
Their next fundraiser is a golf event to be held Sunday, May 19 at Rockland Public Golf Course.
Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.