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Red Ribbon Week Programs Promote Drug, Alcohol-Free Lifestyle

By Staff | Oct 26, 2017
NATIONAL?SPEAKER - Ray Lozano returned to Emmetsbrg on Friday morning to speak to Middle School studebts about how drugs and alcohol affect the minds of middle-school aged students. Lozano’s visit was sponsored by the Esherville Elks Lodge to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. -- Dan Voigt photo
DRUGS?ARE?HERE, NOW! - Emmetsburg Police Officer Darrin Adams visited students in Mr. Hadley’s class last Thursday morning to show that there is a drug problem locally. Adams brought drug paraphernalia, as well as actual quantities of methamphetamine that had been confiscated in local area drug busts, to show students what illegal drugs and related items look like, and to emphasize that the problem is in their hometown. The visit was part of the annual observance of Red Ribbon Week at Emmetsburg Middle School. -- Dan Voigt photo

Students in the Emmetsburg Middle School observed National Red Ribbon Week this past week with poster contests and special programs. The observance is designed to make middle school-aged students more aware of the dangers of drug and alcohol use and abuse, and to provide them with information to allow them to make positive choices in their lives.

On Thursday, Emmetsburg Police Officer Darrin Adams visited classes to show illegal drugs and paraphernalia seized in local drug prosecutions to demonstrat that illegal drugs are in the community.

On Friday, the entire Middle School held an assembly with Ray Lozano, who explained how drugs and alcohol affect the mind of younger people. Lozano’s visit was made possible by the Estherville Elks Lodge.