A drug awareness symposium for parents and grandparents will be held at the Lacey Township High School on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.
“Raising Education and a Drug Free Community” is part of a series that aims to educate the township about drug abuse.
“We hope to have everybody talking about it,” said Heather Scanlon of the Municipal Alliance, which is partnering with the Lacey United Methodist Church in holding the symposium. “We want it to be a big community effort.”
Similarly to Red Ribbon Week, a drug prevention campaign typically celebrated the last week of October, the Municipal Alliance is hoping to “paint the town red” by having businesses and residents who support the campaign hang red ribbons outside.
Each student in the school district will be given a red ribbon to bring home on the day of the symposium to remind his or her parents to attend.
“It’s a marketing tool actually, but the significance is prevention,” Scanlon said.
The symposium will feature three guest speakers—one of which may be from the Drug Enforcement Administration. The event is expected to last 90 minutes.
Babysitting will be provided during the symposium.
The rain date for the event will be Wednesday, Feb. 27.