Chicot Primary and Early Childhood Center kicked off Red Ribbon Week, with “Heroes against Drugs.”Chicot began its annual Book Character Dress Up Day with a parade of Pre-K through 2nd grade students dressed up as their favorites heroes from most loved books. Throughout the day, Chicot Primary and Early Childhood students had an opportunity to learn more about their community heroes, why they are against drugs and how students themselves could also become community heroes.
This annual event concluded with a visit from Arkansas First Lady Ginger Beebe, Senator Joyce Elliot and Senator Shane Broadway. Arkansas First Lady Beebe even brought along a special friend, Flat Stanley. Senator Elliot visited with students to remind them of the importance of reading. Senator Broadway discussed with Pre-K students the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle with their eating habits and to wash their hands and brush their teeth.
Community heroes such as parents, policemen, firemen, authors and various other community heroes came out to celebrate with the students. Some of these community heroes even brought their equipment to show the students. The City of Little Rock had a police car, a fire truck, a mail carrier truck, a city bus and a sanitation truck on display for the students. Little Rock Firemen showed off their life saving uniforms and a bus driver discussed the importance of road safety with the students. What a great way to link education with community service and maintaining a healthy, drug-free life!