Project Graduation raffle winner nabs $1,800

Published: Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:13 AM.

A handful of recent Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School graduates were also on hand to show their gratitude for the funds with a round of applause.

“It feels really good,” said Ptachick on his raffle win. “My girlfriend and I were just having a weekend to ourselves and just happened to stop in.

“This is going to help pay some bills.”

Ptachick said he recently won a raffle in Tallahassee, but forfeited his prize when he didn’t answer a call from an unknown telephone number. He said he learned from that mistake.

For more than 15 years, Project Graduation in Wewahitchka has guaranteed graduates a safe, fun location to enjoy their commencement after-party. The class of 2014 enjoyed an evening of games and prizes at the Taunton Family Children’s Home where they received prizes that included X-Boxes and television sets.

“Project graduation is important,” said Barrier. “It’s a safe place for kids to go.

“It keeps them from drinking and driving, and allows them to have a responsible party.”

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