This week coalition coordinator Heidi Bainbridge will be visiting the 5th grade classrooms in the county. She will be asking each 5th grader to write a letter to a senior asking them to be alcohol-free during graduation season. These 5th graders heard from deputy Tharp just a few short weeks ago so the dangers of alcohol use should still be fresh in their minds.
The letters will be presented to all graduating seniors at their senior awards day. Copies of each students letter will also be kept in a file until they reach graduation age and will be returned to them at that time- to remind them why they should be alcohol free during their own graduation.
For more information on this activity you may contact the SAFE Coalition at 319-293-6412.