CIS holds annual Red Ribbon Week Parade and assembly

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Event marks drug-free commitment Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed Cassville Intermediate School students took part in the annual Red Ribbon Week Parade on Oct. 25. Students and educators paraded down Main Street from the school campus to the Barry County Courthouse for the special assembly, which offered cheers, music and a proclamation.

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.

Showing drug-free spirit Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed The Cassville Middle School cheerleaders led Cassville Intermediate School students in a series of drug-free cheers during the annual Red Ribbon Week Parade and assembly held in front of the Barry County Courthouse in Cassville on Oct. 25. During the event, students also recited a pledge signifying their commitment to remain drug and alcohol free.

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.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: