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Celebration for a Drug Free Taylor



Celebration for a Drug Free Taylor
Celebration for a Drug Free Taylor Set for April 30
TAYLOR — The 22nd annual Celebration for a Drug Free Taylor will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Taylor Heritage Park Activities Building, 12111 Pardee Road, Taylor.
The community event is open to the public and recognizes students, individuals and groups who encourage their peers to make healthy lifestyle choices. Sponsored by the Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force, students from Taylor Schools will be recognized for their participation in creating art, banners, multi-media, poetry and essays with the theme of Drugs and Violence Defeat Dreams. Celebration activities will include an awards ceremony, and free food and refreshments.
“This annual program encourages our youth to really consider the consequences of substance abuse and how staying healthy and violence free can create a better future,” said Sandra Kluk, chairperson of the Task Force.
“Each year we receive creative and artistic student participation for this program,” said Simone Calvas, project director for the event. “With help from the mayor’s office and the Taylor School District, we are able to acknowledge our youth for their efforts.”
The Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force is a coalition of concerned residents and interested persons who are invested in the health, safety and success of the community. The task force upholds a core belief in no illegal or high risk use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs and supports this mission through collaborative, proactive prevention efforts. Residents and community volunteers are encouraged to participate in Task Force activities. Monthly task force meetings are held at 10 a.m. on the second Monday of every month at Journey of Hope Community Church, 8900 Pardee Road, Taylor. For more information email Taylortaskforce@gmail.com and visit the Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force Facebook page or Twitter page (@taylor_task).
Taylor Mayor Rick Sollars, Taylor youth and community leaders greeted Cory Schlesinger, fullback for the Detroit Lions, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Celebration for a Drug Free Taylor. (Photo by Dave Gorgon)