Hali Anderson, coordinator for Project Graduation, received a check presented by Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman on behalf of the Adair County Fiscal Court for $1,000 to go toward the expense and sponsorship of the event.
The goal of Project Graduation is to provide a safe, substance-free night for seniors on their graduating night by providing an evening of activities; prizes, including cash giveaways; food; and much more.
The funds were made available when Brockman made a request to the County Judge Executive and fiscal court at the regular monthly meeting Monday night, asking that funds be used from the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) account. The ABC account consists of money generated from the sale of alcoholic beverages in Adair County. State regulations are very strict on the use of these funds and cannot be used for general purposes of the county, such as payroll, roads, supplies, etc., and must be used directly for law enforcement related to alcohol issues, prevention of alcohol abuse, or educational activities related to alcohol abuse.
Brockman stated that the participation of seniors in Project Graduation is large and feels it is a very worthy event to help provide a safe alternative for students instead of attending graduation parties. The fiscal court agreed on the importance of the program and unanimously voted to support the donation.