Another fantastic Project Graduation night with nearly 80 percent of the graduates in attendance! In addition to the many businesses, individuals and families who made donations of money, time, talent, goods and services, we would like to give a specific shout-out to some amazing people.

To the Project Graduation committee members: It's a privilege to work with such a great group of people! Thank you!

To the chaperones: The dedication of your time (not to mention loss of sleep!) allows us to put together this fabulous night so that we may keep our kids safe. Many, many thanks!

To our food service/cafeteria workers: As we all know, food/beverages is what keeps those kids going. Your time serving, cleaning and making it all run on schedule is very appreciated by our volunteers as well as the kids!

To the entertainment vendors: Thank you for keeping the night alive with awesome activities for our kids. The smile on their faces says it all! Special thanks to those who donated their services: Klever Klippers, Pepperell Library and Tina McEvoy, Scott & Leah Blanchard, Bill Pothier. Other vendors: Danny O'Mally of Boogie Bodies, Paul's Rental, Crystal Entertainment, Hypnotist and Magician David Hall.

To the security personnel and EMTs: Thank you for keeping everyone safe. (And that includes our "TSA Security!")

To the amazing NM Janitorial Staff for cleaning up before, during and especially after the kids: Thank you!

To the logistics people: Thank you for doing all of the heavy lifting and making sure each department has what is needed to run this fantastic event!

To our photographers Glen and Jeffrey: You're pictures will give the graduates the opportunity to remember this eventful night for years to come. Thank you!

To the decorating volunteers: Thank you so much for helping to transform the school into an amazing sight! Everyone who came that night (entertainment vendors, chaperones, etc), as well as the graduates, commented on how stunning it was! Awesome job!

It takes a lot to make this night a success! If you haven't had the chance to participate, we urge you to volunteer in any way you can. From beginning to end, there are so many ways you can help. It is a lot of hard work, but the result is nothing short of amazing.

Thanks to the following local restaurants and businesses who continue to support us every year:

Olive Garden, The Depot, Pizza Pizzazz, Panera Bread, Donelan's, The Slush Lady, Welch's Juice, Costco, Market Basket, C&S Pizza, Dunkin' Donuts, Bailey's, Patriot Pizza, Cherry Hill Too, Very Fine, Hannaford, Sophia's Pizzeria, Townsend House of Pizza, CPF-NEHF, 31 Store, Panda Wok, Chili's, TGI Fridays, Nissitissit Group LTD, Gilbert Industrial, Inc., Hickory Ridge Landscaping, Rollstone Bank & Trust, Spaulding PTO, Martin S. Spiller DMD and Diana Spiller, Comet Diner, Ashby PTO, Ken's Cabinets, Pepperell Lions Club, Brookside Bus, Pepperell VFW, Best Buy, Buffalo Wild Wings, Mane Attraction, Salon Pure of Chelmsford, Silpada Designs, Amanda E. Dwight Entertainment Fund, Ashby, Pepperell and Townsend Cultural Councils .... and the NMRHS Class of 2014.

Thank you again to all involved in making Project Gradation a night to remember for all our graduates!

The fundraising for next year has already begun. If you would like to make a donation, please make checks payable to "NM Parent Group" and mail to NMRHS, Attention: Project Graduation, 19 Main St., Townsend, MA 01469.

Questions or need additional information, please email projectgraduation.nmrhs@yahoo.com.

Project Graduation Committee

North Middlesex Regional High School

Townsend