High school graduation is next spring, but the local dry grad fundraising efforts are well underway.
Kwalikum Secondary School is gearing up for their annual Christmas tree and bottle drive on Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
They are looking for at least 20 students, parent volunteers, and five to 10 pickup trucks for the event, which is well-supported by the Town of Qualicum Beach and the community in general.
Volunteers should contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org before the holidays.
The KSS grad u-cut firewood program has wrapped up for the season, having raised more than $5,000.
While the cheap firewood is gone, Quality Foods cards are for sale throughout the year to help pay grad fees.
When you buy a $100 card you get $100 to spend in the store, plus $3.50 is credited to your grad fees and $3.20 to the general dry grad account.
So while buying groceries over the holiday season why not earn a credit for a grad at the same time and feel free to sell them to family and friends.
These have to be arranged through Jeanna Kyle at email@example.com but anyone can ask the cashier to donate their points to dry grad.
Ballenas Secondary School has also completed some fundraisers already, including their Christmas poinsettia sale, but they have many more lining up after the holidays, including a scrap-booking day at the school on March 3.
They are already collecting silent auction items for a pub night and starting to plan a poker night. Watch The News for details.
Contact the grad committees with questions, comments or to help with an event. The BSS chairs are Christine Bryant (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Joan Holland (email@example.com) or check www.bssgrad.ca.
The KSS chairs Leigh Campbell and Jennifer MacIntosh can be reached at KSSGrad12@gmail.com or check sites.google.com/site/kssgrad12.