The Oak Ridge Chapter of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks will be hosting the fourth annual Drug Awareness Day at the Oak Ridge Municipal Pool located at 172 Providence Road, on Saturday, June 18.
Drug Awareness demonstrations will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. inside the pool area. 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.
This event is a partnership with Anderson County Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention, Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department, Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition, and the Tennessee Meth and Pharmaceutical Task Force.
The event is intended to be an educational and fun filled day for everyone in attendance, a press release said.
Elks believe that the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow, the 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.
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