(C)2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL Parents of 2013 high school graduates have begun planning this year's Gradfest celebration. Meeting Monday evening at CCHS were, from left, Shawna Murrell, Debbie Solomon, Sandy Phillips, April Baxter, Robbin Coakley, Truitt Ottinger, and Vickie Turner.
Friday, February 22, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-02-22 20:11:51)
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Members of the Class of 2013 will enjoy an all-night celebration following a Mardi Gras theme.

Parents organizing this year's event adopted the theme Monday evening during a planning session for Gradfest 2013 in the Cocke County High School library.

For over a decade, CCHS and Cosby High School seniors have been treated to the popular party at Newport/Cocke County Community Center.

Begun by the Natural Bridge Ruritan Club, Gradfest is now sponsored by Parrottsville Ruritan Club as a safe, fun, and alcohol/drug free party for seniors to celebrate their accomplishments and graduation.

"We believe this event may save lives of teens who would be tempted to engage in inappropriate behavior," said Gradfest 2013 chair Truitt Ottinger. 

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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