(C)2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL
Parents of 2013 Cosby and Cocke County High School graduates met Monday
evening to continue planning this year's Gradfest celebration. Shown are April
Baxter, Maritsa Green, Liz McNabb, Shawna Murrell, Jana Johnson, Mariea
Barrett, Cathy Kingery, Vickie Turner, Tim Turner, Sandra Phillips, and Alec
|Published: 8:18 PM, 05/03/2013
||Last updated: 8:18 PM, 05/03/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Plans continue to come together for Gradfest
2013, an all-night celebration for seniors at Cosby and Cocke County High
The event will begin after the two classes graduate on
May 24 and will be held at Newport/Cocke County Community Center beginning at
For several months, parents and other volunteers have
worked diligently to raise the needed $20,000 for the all-night celebration.
Gradfest 2013 Chair Truitt Ottinger said, "We believe this event may save
lives of teens who would be tempted to engage in inappropriate behavior."
Begun 18 years ago by the Natural Bridge Ruritan Club,
Gradfest is now sponsored by Parrottsville Ruritan Club as a safe, fun, and
alcohol/drug free party for the estimated 400-plus graduates of the two
For more details, please see the weekend edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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