Thanks to Elks for Red Ribbon Week

To the editor:

Recently, Saranac Lake Middle School celebrated Red Ribbon Week along with thousands of other schools around the nation and the world.

Red Ribbon Week is a week dedicated to drug awareness and prevention, and for many years now the local Elks Club has spearheaded our efforts to recognize this week. The Elks have generously donated the ribbons, stickers and bracelets that students wear during the week, and they also donate awards for a “Truth or Myth” trivia contest held at the middle school. This year, the Elks donated five $20 gift cards to for the winners of the contest.

I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the Saranac Lake Elks Lodge No. 1508 for their ongoing and continued support of such an important program.

Bruce VanWeelden


Saranac Lake Middle School

Saranac Lake