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Red Ribbon Week Calls Attention to Dangers of Drugs and Alcohol
John Lamb
Red Ribbon week helps spread awareness of substance abuse and prevention

Thornton Academy is again joining forces with the Biddeford - Saco Rotary to spread awareness of substance abuse and prevention during Red Ribbon Week.

Rotarians are distributing Red Ribbon t-shirts to area schools to help promote drug-free lifestyles. This year’s t-shirt was designed by Rylie Prejean from the Class of 2025 (center, above).

Students will wear their t-shirt on Friday, April 29, to show their support.

As part of the program, parents and students are encouraged to watch together and discuss a 30-minute YouTube video,  Point of No Return, which focuses on poor decisions about alcohol use and the consequences faced by a group of local teens. The video features student actors from Kennebunk. Please note that the video contains graphic images.