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Battle Mountain hosting Vail fundraiser for graduation party

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Battle Mountain 2006 graduate Hillary Higgins dines with friends Kelly Gordon and Connor Wahlberg.

VAIL, Colorado – Battle Mountain High School seniors aren’t the only ones working hard for graduation day, May 28.

A group of senior parents have been working since September putting together Battle Mountain’s Project Graduation 2011. The parent volunteers will host its last fundraiser Tuesday at Larkspur.

The money is used to host a safe, fun evening for the 159 seniors at the Avon Recreation Center graduation night.

The Larkspur fundraiser will feature a silent auction with items such as a seven-night golf getaway to a luxury resort in Naples, Fla., a four-person chef table at Larkspur, another golf getaway at Old Greenwood in Lake Tahoe, Rockies baseball tickets, Bravo! music festival tickets and more.

Partygoers will be eligible for prize drawings throughout the evening.

In addition to the auction and drawings, food and drink, celebrity servers will be on hand to make the evening more entertaining. Tony Mauro and Steve Leigh from KZYR’s morning show will be on hand, Randy Wyrick from the Vail Daily will be there, as will Vail Mayor Dick Cleveland, among others.

“Project Graduation is in its 21st year and it’s all about keeping the kids safe on graduation night by providing a secure environment for them to have a fun time,” said Sue Torris, one of the chairpersons. “We are planning an evening of music, dancing, games, and prizes for the seniors and every senior at BMHS is eligble to attend. This year we have also invited students from Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy to be part of the event.”

Each senior who stays at the party for the entire time will receive a gift from the project.

The community has always rallied to attend the Project Graduation fundraisers and organizers are hoping for more of the same Tuesday.

Larkspur will offer special prices for this event.

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