HOPE Community Coalition plans drug awareness and Red Ribbon Event

The HOPE Community Coalition in collaboration with the Future Builders Inc. will hold Drug Awareness Day with ninth-grade students Monday at Dollarway High School during health classes.

A follow-up event recognizing Red Ribbon Week will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Merrill Community Center, 1001 Ash St.

The purpose of these events is to increase community awareness through education of the dangers of using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Youth in attendance at the Red Ribbon event will receive Red Ribbons along with a copy of the story of how Red Ribbon observances got started. There will be fun and prizes for all.

Details: Carol Mendenhall at camendenhall904@att.net.