2013 Drugfree Taylor Celebration

Taylor, MI
— The Celebration for a Drug-Free Taylor will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.,
Thursday, May 30, at the Heritage
Park Activity
, 12111 Pardee Road.

The annual event is
sponsored by the Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force.  The Taylor School District
also participates in a variety of ways.

The elementary schools design
classroom banners with the theme in mind, the middle schools design posters and
write poetry within the theme and the high schools write essays or poetry in
accordance with the theme. This year’s theme is “Celebrating our Role Models
and Heroes.”

“We are celebrating our role models
because they are one of the biggest influences in our lives,” said task force organizer
Jeremy Waechter. “They help us to make good decisions that will keep us happy,
healthy and safe. The kids have done an amazing job in their poster, poetry and
essays regarding their role models and how they help to keep the kids safe and
drug-free. “

The Task Force also will be
recognizing organizations that help prevent substance abuse through the “Community
Champion” award. The award is presented to different individuals or
organizations each year. This year’s recipients include the Michigan National
Guard located in Taylor and the Taylor VFW.


The public is invited to attend the
event. Food and refreshments will be served.

The Taylor Substance Abuse
Prevention Task Force is a coalition of concerned citizens who are invested in
the health, safety and success of the Taylor

The task force upholds
a core belief in no illegal or high risk use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs
and supports this mission through collaborative, proactive prevention efforts.