Monday, October 24, 2005

NBC 6 News - Helicopter kicks off Red Ribbon Week at local school

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"Some Waco elementary students got a big surprise Monday. McLennan County Sheriff's deputies arrived at Parkdale Elementary School in their helicopter as part of National Red Ribbon Week.

The deputies talked to the kids about staying away from drugs and alcohol.

Deputy Bob Summers says, 'We try to give a positive message. So many times the kids receive negative images in the media and other places that they see the negative effects. We want to show them what positives there are from having a good healthy lifestyle.'

Students are encouraged to participate in the D.A.R.E. program or drug abuse resistance education. About 3,000 McLennan County fifth graders graduate from the program every year. "