CIS holds annual Red Ribbon Week Parade and assembly
On Oct. 25, Cassville Intermediate School held its annual Red Ribbon Week Parade. Students, teachers and administrators walked from the school campus to the Barry County Courthouse for the special assembly.
"We are here to celebrate a drug- and alcohol-free life," said Eric White, intermediate school principal. "These students represent the next generation of Cassville community members. We have level headed students in the intermediate building. I applaud the courage they have showed to take a stand against drugs and alcohol."
After White led students in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, Noelle Harmon, Cassville city clerk, presented a Red Ribbon Week Proclamation on behalf of Mayor Bill Shiveley.
Fifth grade student Bridgette Sutter read her winning Red Ribbon Week poem, and all of the students recited the Red Ribbon Week Pledge against drugs and alcohol.
The assembly concluded with several Red Ribbon Week cheers, which were led by the CMS cheerleaders.
White recognized several community members and organizations that assisted with the Red Ribbon Week Parade, including: the Cassville Police Department; the Scott Regional Regional Technology Center JROTC; CoxHealth; the Cassville Middle School band; the CMS cheerleaders; Les Jacobs Ford; John Sullivan; Rod Henbest; David Large; Jerry Lyall; and Jeff Allee.