The generosity of the community supporting Oakdale High School’s Class of 2020 continues.
One of the latest efforts, a tree of ‘Mustang Bucks’ is located at Pak Mail on the city’s eastern end and 100 percent of the money donated will be given to the OHS Sober Grad committee to ensure that every single senior receives a gift on graduation day.
Ellanore and David Largent have owned and operated Pak Mail for 20 years. When giving back to the community and staying hopeful for the Class of 2020, Ellanore Largent said, “I told the Sober Grad committee that I can help by putting a money tree in my store to raise more awareness.”
The Mustang Bucks donation tree is only located at Pak Mail and has already raised $500 for the Sober Grad program for graduating seniors. Largent hopes to be able to raise $500 more by the end of the month.
“I’d be more than happy to make more trees for other local businesses as well to help out the Sober Grad committee,” added Largent.
The seniors of Oakdale High School have received numerous donations from the community and the Sober Grad committee during this difficult time; a time when their final few months of high school, their senior trip to Disneyland, formal graduation in The Corral and more were abruptly derailed by the coronavirus pandemic. As the seniors are starting to embark on new endeavors, Oakdale businesses like Pak Mail continue to celebrate their success.
According to officials with the Oakdale Joint Unified School District, the potential graduation date for the Class of 2020 is Friday, July 31. Due to COVID restrictions, the operation of the ceremony regarding attendance is yet to be determined. However, the seniors are hopeful and eager to toss their caps and collect their diplomas.
To help ensure that every senior receives a gift on graduation day, you can donate to the “Mustang Bucks” tree at Pak Mail, 1570 E. F St., Suite A. The business is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.