NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – Parents of Northbridge High seniors are already hard at work planning for Operation Graduation, the traditional all-night post-graduation celebrations first held in 1991.
On Saturday, Operation Graduation 2013 drew shoppers to Church Street plaza with tables of bargains – clothing, sports items, knick-knacks, furniture and more.
By early afternoon, the events had exceeded its goal of raising $2,300, said tag sale committee chair Beth Lachapelle, who credited her committee, items donated by the community, and the owner of Uncle Bob’s Storage, who provided three storage bins and a truck.
The tag sale was just one of many planned fundraisers. The group needs about $30,000 to buy food, beverages, decorations and gifts for next May's graduates.
Operation Graduation will have a booth at homecoming on Oct. 13 selling Northbridge Rams beads. Sold for $27, the beads fit most European bracelets and bracelets made by Pandora, Biagi, Troll and Chamilia. For each bead sold, $10 goes to Operation Graduation.
A trip to Foxwoods is planned Saturday, Nov. 3, from 4 p.m. to midnight for $40 per person. The price includes transportation, a complimentary buffet and a $15 slot voucher.
Tickets will be sold at homecoming and are also available by calling Laurie Mahoney at 508-234-0084.
Fresh Christmas wreaths are being sold: $10 for a 12-inch ring, $15 for an 18-inch ring and $20 for a 20-inch ring. Orders are being taken until Oct. 29, and payment is due when the wreaths are ordered.
Order forms will be available at homecoming.