The school year is coming to an end as summer vacation is just beginning. Elementary students from Southside participated in a fun day that also reminded them that it’s cool to be drug free. More than 200 fifth graders visited Keenum’s Lake in Ohatchee for the third annual “Too Good to do Drugs” picnic. Students got involved with different activities including fishing.
The “Too Good to do Drugs” Program teaches kids how to prevent from using drugs and alcohol by establishing good decision making skills, staying away from peer pressure, and establishing positive and healthy relationships with people in the community.
The fifth graders enjoyed a day of fun in the sun while getting to know law enforcement officers, talking with their peers in addition to experiencing new profound hobbies. Lieutenant Johnson says three students who have never been fishing caught their first fish today.
Kenny Keenum says he made a promise to himself to never turn a child away and he’s happy to have made good on that promise. Officer from the Southside Police Department say they look forward to next year’s event.