Calvary events

Blair Oaks Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week with an assembly Wednesday. They combined the celebration with a character trait reminder and how the two can tie in. Linda Boessen read questions of the students in “Character Trait Jeopardy.” The answer to all of the questions was this month’s Characterplus word, “respect.” Here, Isabelle Griffith, second from right, front row, and Gretta Carrender look up to Boessen as Carrender reveals her answer.

Blair Oaks Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week with an assembly Wednesday. They combined the celebration with a character trait reminder and how the two can tie in. Linda Boessen read questions of the students in “Character Trait Jeopardy.” The answer to all of the questions was this month’s Characterplus word, “respect.” Here, Isabelle Griffith, second from right, front row, and Gretta Carrender look up to Boessen as Carrender reveals her answer. Photo by Julie Smith.

An art contest was among several events scheduled at Calvary Lutheran High School this week in observance of Red Ribbon Week.

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Blair Oaks Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week with an assembly Wednesday. They combined the celebration with a character trait reminder and how the two can tie in. Linda Boessen read questions of the students in “Character Trait Jeopardy.” The answer to all of the questions was this month’s Characterplus word, “respect.” Here, Isabelle Griffith, second from right, front row, and Gretta Carrender look up to Boessen as Carrender reveals her answer.

“Don’t Let Drugs Sink Your Boat” was the school’s overall theme.

“Red Ribbon Week provides communities and individuals with an opportunity to take a stand for drug prevention and education,” said teacher Denise Crider. “It also provides information to allow students to make positive choices about remaining drug-free.”

Monday’s activities included wearing red ribbons, attending a presentation by Cole County Sheriff Greg White, and optionally participating in a contest drawing anti-drug posters — where the top entries received prizes.

Other activities throughout the week included a hot dog lunch, a dress-up day, a candlelight vigil, a red food luncheon, a speaker whose family was devastated by a drunken driver, and a Halloween Dance where donations were accepted by Calvary’s Key Club on behalf of UNICEF Trick or Treat.

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