Red Ribbon Rally planned at City Hall

Red Ribbon Rally planned at City Hall

PAWTUCKET - A Red Ribbon Rally against drug use is planned for Oct. 31 at 10:15 a.m. at Pawtucket City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Ave.

Student representatives from each Pawtucket school are invited to perform or display poetry, music, dance, visual art, or a skit incorporating this year's theme, "Don't be a fool - marijuana is a drag." Trophies will be awarded to the three most creative presentations in grades 1-3, grades 4-6, and grades 7-8. Organizers from the Pawtucket Prevention Coalition will also be awarding the 10th Annual Sr. Martha Serbst Award for the Pawtucket school demonstrating the most spirit.

Marijuana is not legal, even if it is used in a medicinal way by some adults, say leaders of the Prevention Coalition. Marijuana is also not harmless, they say, as it interferes with brain development and learning. Synthetic marijuana is also illegal and harmful, they say.