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Letter to the Editor: Thank You from Project Graduation 2018

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On Thursday, June 22, 2018, HK Project Graduation hosted its 29th celebration for the 2018 high school graduates. At 4:15 in the morning, right before we start raffling off prizes, Dave Carey asked the “alumni” what the numbers 29 and zero mean. Twenty nine years of holding this event and ZERO fatalities on graduation night! Another successful year! We couldn’t have done it without the many volunteers . . . those on the committee and those who help out during the year, the night of and the morning after. We also couldn’t do this without our many financial supporters. This event costs approximately $22,000. We are not part of any school or town budget. We raise this money through fundraising and outright donations. It’s incredible the response we get to our postal patron mailing. Every donation . . . from the check for $5.00 to the checks for $150, they ALL help us reach our goal. We thank all of the residents of Haddam, Higganum, Haddam Neck, and Killingworth who contribute to us. We also thank the businesses that contribute. . . both financially and in-kind, through prizes for our graduates to food that we serve at the celebration. Following is a list of the businesses that support us. Thank you to everyone for helping us reach 29-0!

  • A. Panzo Insurance Group LLC,
  • AJ’s Pizza,
  • All Points Technology,
  • Andie’s Cookies,
  • Best Cleaners,
  • Burr Elementary School,
  • CANEL Lodge,
  • CE3 Inc,
  • Child and Adult Orthodontics,
  • Clinton Crossing Outlet Stores,
  • Cozy Corner Bake Shoppe,
  • Creative Cakes by Donna,
  • Crossroads Driving School,
  • Ct. Beverage,
  • Deb’s Restaurant,
  • Dino’s Restaurant,
  • District Lodge 26,
  • Dooney & Bourke, 
  • Douglas Callis, DMD,
  • Dunkin’ Donuts,
  • Dutch Oil Co.,
  • Essex Savings Bank,
  • Fence World, Inc.,
  • Flight Trampoline Park,
  • Gelston House,
  • Grist Mill,
  • Haddam Junior Women’s,
  • Haddam Lions Club,
  • Haddam Volunteer Fire Co Auxiliary,
  • Halfinger Farms,
  • Higganum Family Medical Group,
  • Higganum House Antiques,
  • Higganum Pharmacy,
  • Higganum Veterinary Clinic,
  • HK Cougars Touchdown Club,
  • HK Dairy Barn,
  • Jack’s Country Restaurant,
  • June’s Outback Pub,
  • JV Wine and Spirits,
  • Killingworth Ambulance Association,
  • Killingworth Country Market,
  • Killingworth Family Pharmacy,
  • Killingworth Lions Charity,
  • Killingworth Volunteer Fire Company,
  • Live Nation Worldwide,
  • Marquee Cinemas,
  • MAWC, CPA,
  • McDonald’s,
  • Middletown Police Benefit Association,
  • Middletown Police Union, Local 1361,
  • Mike’s Auto Service,
  • Mobil Station,
  • New Image Auto,
  • P.J.S. Services,
  • Parthenon Diner of Old Saybrook,
  • Pizzeria DaVinci,
  • Pocketful of Posies,
  • ProHealth Physicians;
  • Higganum Family,
  • Putter’s Paradise Miniature Golf,
  • Radio 104.1 WMRQ,
  • Reflections Car Wash,
  • Riverdale Farm Campsite,
  • RJ Café Bistro,
  • Roberts IGA, RWC, LLC,
  • Safe Home Security,
  • Saybrook Point Inn,
  • Shared Response Health Systems,
  • Sheri’s Design Studio,
  • Stop & Shop,
  • Taco Bell,
  • Teri’s Package Store,
  • The Congregational Church in Killingworth – Sunday School Students,
  • The Connecticut Water Co.,
  • The Dance Corner,
  • The Fish Tale Restaurant,
  • The Hair Loft Barbershop,
  • The Valley Railroad Company,
  • Total Hair,
  • True Value Killingworth,
  • Venuti Enterprises,
  • Weise Enterprises, LLC,
  • WFSB-TV3,
  • WJ Financial Advisors, and
  • Wood’N Excellence

Laura Roman
Chairman, Project Graduation

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