Billings, Laurel high schools raise $60K for grad parties

2013-05-12T23:15:00Z 2013-05-13T07:50:05Z Billings, Laurel high schools raise $60K for grad partiesGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
May 12, 2013 11:15 pm  • 

The five high schools in Billings and Laurel raised $60,000 on Saturday to help pay for all-night, alcohol-free graduating parties for graduation seniors.

The MasterLube Grad Day fundraiser brings in the money to buy food and provide prizes and entertainment for the grads during the parties, which each school holds after graduation. An estimated 90 percent of graduating seniors in the area attend the parties.

MasterLube donated all of its proceeds from Saturday's business to the parties. Other local businesses donated items such as car wash supplies and food for students who spent the day at designated MasterLube locations, washing cars and gathering donations as part of the fundraiser.

Taratino's Pizzeria, 1102 Grand, will also donate a portion of sales Monday to Senior High's graduation party, Tuesday to West High and Wednesday to Skyview.

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