Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Project Graduation Raffle

Magical Garden
Original oil painting  16x20"
by Susan Roux

Are you familiar with Project Graduation?

It's a good program organized by Mom's of high school seniors to raise money for a safe graduation party. I don't know if you recall, but each year there were news of seniors dying in car accidents after celebrating their graduation by partying it up too much. It was sad indeed. So sad actually that parents, mother's particularly, began Project Graduation.

The fundraising goes on all year. A huge alcohol-free celebration is planned. It's a big secret. Not a secret that the fundraising is going on, but a secret as to the location of the party and the activities involved. Depending on the amount raised, more "fun things" can be rented to spice up the party. The seniors are bussed away, directly following the graduation ceremony and don't return until the following morning. It's an all nighter with all their friends and everyone arrives home safe.

Arriving home safe. That's the whole purpose of this project.

I remember one of my sons cruised out on Casco Bay. (That's where Portland Head Light sits.) Imagine the fun all night with the city lights as a backdrop? He recalls it as a blast and so romantic. My other son was taken to a resort. Indoor pool for the whole senior class! How fun! They also had rented sumo costumes. Yes big inflated puffy costumes  and they had wrestling matches. His stories were priceless! 

And everyone arrived home safe...

The above painting is my donation to the project. It's hanging in the school lobby showcase all dressed up in a beautiful 3" gold frame. Raffle tickets are being sold until the drawing on February 9. 

Would you like a chance at winning this original Susan Roux? (I'll tell you, it's much prettier in life than on this photo...) 

Tickets are $3.00 each or $5.00 for two.

It's a great deal! Someone will walk off with Magical Garden at this low price. Shouldn't it be you?

Just send me an email or snail mail me at:

Susan Roux
50 Bishop Rd.
Poland Spring, ME 04274

Your donations are really appreciated. Please take a few minutes to buy a chance. After all, it's like we're giving it away!

Thank you in advance for your kindness. You might also want to contact your local high school and make a donation towards their project graduation. After all it's for the safety of our kids!

Thank you very much.


  1. Afin que le chemin du retour soit aussi doux et romantique que celui de ta jolie peinture ma chère Susan.
    Une très belle initiative qui t'honore...

    Gros bisous.

  2. What a great cause and such a beautiful painting, someone will be lucky to win it.

  3. a very noble cause, and wish you the very best in your efforts. The magical garden is truly magical and the colours are lovely. Thanks for stopping by at my blogspot...I am encouraged to post more on my blogspot with such motivation. Thanks

  4. Susan, this is really a lovely landscape and would be a nice addition to anyone's home. The winner will walk away with a treasure.

    Best of the holidays to you and your family.


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