Family Retzlaff-Huggins win the Project Grad raffle |

Family Retzlaff-Huggins win the Project Grad raffle

Special to the Sun

Family Retzlaff-Huggins, Sonya and Dave, Stein, Thor and Wolfe with Charles Riley.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Project Graduation announced the winner of the 50-inch plasma television raffle.

On Friday Dec. 6, with Christmas lights glowing, light snow and music provided by the Alder Creek Middle School Band, District Superintendent Rob Leri pulled the winning ticket. And the winner is Dave Huggins.

On the Friday before Christmas, the Retzlaff-Huggins family met the donor of the television, Charlie Riley of the Truckee Home Town SEARS store, to receive delivery of their new television just in time for Christmas.

The Retzlaff-Huggins family is a big supporter of Project Graduation. They had a graduating senior, Stein, two years ago, a senior this year, Thor and a high school freshman Wolfe.

Project Graduation provides Truckee graduating seniors with a safe, sober and supervised graduation experience. The event is a drug, tobacco, and alcohol-free all-evening party for the entire class, with entertainment and dinner. During the 23-year history of the program, not one student has been injured or killed. The cost is offset by fundraisers throughout the school year, with the TV raffle earning $4,700.

Future fundraisers include the Senior Fashion Show on May 18, 2014.

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Project Graduation would like to thank Charlie and Nancy Riley of Truckee Hometown Sears for the donation of the television and Randy Humphries and the Alder Creek Middle School band for helping to make the evening festive.

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