Red Ribbon Week events took place at the county’s public schools October 23-31. Thanks to the Association of Village PRIDE, Inc. (AVPRIDE), 10 schools have been selected to receive monetary assistance to help fund their programs and activities.
A total of $1,000 in mini-grants was awarded by AVPRIDE as part of its role in the state sponsored Alcohol Prevention Initiative. Winning schools are Fayette County Alternative, Fayette County High, Flat Rock Middle, Hood Avenue Primary, Huddleston Elementary, Sandy Creek High, Spring Hill Elementary, Tyrone Elementary, Whitewater High, and the Mainstay Program at Rivers Elementary.
All schools were invited to apply for a mini-grant by describing their plans for Red Ribbon Week and how they would use the money to supplement the activities. Mini-grants awarded ranged from $50 to $125, depending on the number of students impacted.
PHOTO: Pam Reid, Association of Village Pride; Debbie Smith, Mainstay; Julie Wold, Whitewater High; Jane Carne, Tyrone Elementary; Kristi Davis, Fayette County High, and Karen Spangler, coordinator of Safe and Drug Free Schools/CARE.