(Marietta, Ga. – October 23, 2007) The 2007 Alcohol and Drug Awareness Day, sponsored by the Cobb State Court Judges Council, will be Friday, Nov. 2 at Eastvalley Elementary School in Marietta.
The program runs from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastvalley Elementary School is located at 2570 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.
The program includes messages about the realities and dangers of drug and alcohol use. Educational activities are scheduled throughout the day, including law enforcement presentations and public safety exhibits, drug dog demonstrations by the Cobb County Police K-9 Unit and a presentation on bicycle safety. The event will also include a puppet show, the Ken Scott Magic Act and other fun and educational activities.
The event will be broadcast live on Cobb County TV23 and the Internet. Schools participating in the conference via television are also encouraged to explore the possibility of convening their own local events as part of the daylong activity or as a follow-up to the conference.
“There is no age that is too early to talk to your children about the dangers of alcohol and drugs,” Chief Judge Russell Carlisle said. “The sooner they learn the facts the greater their ability to say no. We want to give them the facts in an age appropriate format so that they can make the right decision.”
For more information, visit www.cobbcountyga.gov/adad, or contact Frank Baker at (770) 528-1799.
Gary A. Witte