The Oak Ridge Chapter of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks will host the Fifth Annual Drug Awareness Day at the Oak Ridge Municipal Pool at 172 Providence Road on Saturday, June 17.
Drug awareness demonstrations will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the pool area, a press release said. Hundreds of prizes will be given away to those participating in a drug awareness activity. Some of the prizes include T-shirts, coloring books, swim noodles, beach balls, and Frisbees, the press release said.
This event is a partnership with Anderson County Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention, Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department, and the Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition.
“The event is intended to be an educational and fun-filled day for everyone in attendance,” the press release said.
“As the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States, the Elks Drug Awareness Program strives to educate all children and parents about the dangers of illegal drug use and prevent the abuse of over-the-counter and prescription drugs,” the press release said.